I wonder what the cost of the Holocaust

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I wonder what the cost of the Holocaust is:

Re-Reparations poetic Agreement of dem Luxemburger Abkommen

What is the price of a Jewish ghetto? What is the price of segregation? What is the price of antishemitishem?  What is the price of the numrus clauses? What is the price of ruining one Jewish shop let’s say in fridrichsain?

What is the price of burning down a Jewish village? What is the cost of living the building and just shooting the people?

What is the price of one forced labor camps let’s say in Crete?

What is the price of death camp? What is the price of death? And what is the price of a camp?

(Can I get a discount if I buy both of them?)

What is the price of burning a whole Jewish library?

What is the price of burning one book; let’s say a poetry book from Jerba in Tunis?

What is the price of burning one Jewish word?

What is the price of separating a Jewish couple who just got married and do not have kids yet?

What is the price of the longing to be again in this love one, one to each other?

What is the price of sending a divorced couple to the death chambers?

What is the price of murdering lesbian couple who live secretly together in Odessa?

What is the price of eliminating a Jewish gay who was never been in love in his life?

What is the price of sending an in love Jewish transgender to Aushwitch?

What is the price of killing a whole religious community?

What is the cost of killing one rabbi? What is the price of killing one saint rabbis wife let’s say from Serbia.

What is the price of killing a whole scholar Jewish community from mitte bezerik?

What is the cost of killing one intellectual? Let’s say what is the price of Walter Benjamin or David fogel or Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger? Can u tell me the price also of burning down book of none celeb Jewish writers? Or those who just started to write and didn’t send the book to publication.

Can u tell me the price of separating 1.5 children from their parents? Is it different then killing a family together?

Can u give me the price of the sorrow? What is the price of grief? What is the price of their lost wishes?

What is the price of killing one woman who cannot give birth?

What is the price of forgetting all these communities never to be seen on earth again?

What is the price of sending the remaining Jews to Palestine? What is a price of auslender visa for Jews who come to Berlin? What is the price of sending a nuclear submarine to Israel?

What is the price of people who survived the war? I mean what is the price of the trauma?

[Why?]

I will tell u why, well, I wonder what the cost of the Holocaust is.

I mean, can u really give a price for a loss of one person, one book, one word, one village, one love, one voice, one kid, one woman, one man, one gay family, one history, one culture, one life, one memory, one dream, one city, thousands of years of Jewish life?

Cause if u will tell me the price – so then- I want to buy it all. I want to see all the life that was lost. But I do not want compensation. I want the impossible. And I know that only poetry can give words to this lost task.

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About Mati Shemoelof

משורר, עורך וסופר. A Writer

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