I have been to the U.S. Holocaust Museum this morning, and share the following selection that I read there–in what I think is the most powerful of all the exhibits. -ed.
We are the shoes, we are the last witnesses.
We are shoes from grandchildren and grandfathers
From Prague, Paris and Amsterdam,
And because we are only made of fabric and leather
And not of blood and flesh,
Each one of us avoided the hellfire.
– Moshe Szulsztein