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On a spring morning we arrived from Lublin
to witness what was left of the death camp;
a rusty peeling sign came into view
it screamed: “Sobibór.”

The Nazis destroyed evidence of the gas chambers.
What was left were the grounds
through which Jewish bodies walked
to take the shower of death.

As I stood on the platform
and touched the tracks,
I felt like a little girl named Hanna
looking for her murdered parents.

Tatiana Rebecca Shrayer
Tatiana Rebecca Shrayer, 13
Brookline, Massachusetts