Maximize killing capacity

“…and this is where selection took place…” she said,

“…those fit and those not fit…”

“…families torn apart…”

shake your head, uh-uh

“men from women, children from mothers, old from young…”

“…and this is the wall where they shot political prisoners…”

you shake your head, resist

“…and this is where they took roll call…”

“…standing for hours in the Polish winter…”

 shake your head, grimace, shake your head, resist…

“…and this is where some were hanged…”

furl your eyebrows…

“…and these are the suitcases…you can see they put their birthdates on them…they were made to think they would get them back…you can see this one belonged to a 7 year old girl…”

choke it back…

“…and these are the eyeglasses…”

twist your heart…

“..and this is where they extracted the gold from the teeth…”

“…and this is the hair of the women and these are the clothes of the children…”

no, too heavy

“…and this is where the commandant lived happily with his wife and children”

can this be?

“…you can see it is just meters from the crematarium”

“his job was to…”

pause

“…maximize killing capacity…”

Commodification, efficient death & destruction

“…and they scattered the cremation ashes over the fields as they fled…”

“…to erase their crimes…”

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