War Cries

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May 16, 2017

War Crise: Unheard Voic­es, Unmarked Graves is a col­lec­tion of orig­i­nal poems writ­ten from the first-per­son per­spec­tive of those whose lives were changed for­ev­er or lost dur­ing WWII and the Holo­caust in Europe. The voic­es” telling their sto­ries are peo­ple very much like our­selves — men, women, chil­dren, sib­lings, poets, stu­dents, pro­fes­sion­als, labor­ers, givers, tak­ers, jok­ers, dancers, lovers, dream­ers, cow­ards, and the brave. As in life each is the hero of his own tale. The char­ac­ters speak­ing through the poems include in part Jews in ghet­tos in camps and hid­den from view sol­diers, resis­tance fight­ers, a boat cap­tain who fer­ries Jews from Den­mark to Fin­land, con­science objec­tors, reli­gious lead­ers, and pri­vate cit­i­zens. Caught up in the hell of WWII, each strug­gles to find per­spec­tive in the chaos. Their sto­ries paint a pic­ture of war that can’t be cap­tured by sta­tis­tics. Their heart­beats dri­ve each poem.

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