lib rosenzweig: 6,000,000? What is it? Remembrance!

Who can say and feel and see?
What is 6 million?
Who can fathom it?

What is 1 million?
It’s 10 x 100,000.

What is 100,000?
It’s 10 x 10,000.

What is 10,000?
It’s 10 x 1,000.

And so it goes…
1,000 made up of
10 x 100
and
10 x 10
and
10 x 1 … one, ah

It’s one, living and breathing
laughing and weeping
longing and yearning
hurting and helping
individual – one breathing,
in the end, it’s One
created in God’s image
in His image He created it, One!

Can you fathom it?
Now you know what 6,000,000 are made of:
It’s one, 6 million times – it was.
Now can you see?
Now you know?
Now you know!
One living, breathing – not any more.

Holocaust Remembrance, April 30, 1987

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One response to “lib rosenzweig: 6,000,000? What is it? Remembrance!

  1. Barbara (her daughter)

    My mother is so beautifully thoughtful, intelligent, and talented. I’m proud to see her words, and to be her daughter.

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