It starts to disappear
With years that pass in silent speed
And those that lived the ghastly truth
Will pass away, just one by one
Until there will be none to stand
Before the young to warn them of
The dangers that could soon return.
We had a Holocaust Remembrance day at school today, and we heard a talk from a lady who was a child in Poland during that time. She talked about losing her family when she was only about twelve and it was a story that hit hard.
The problem was that it seemed a lot of the kids weren’t that affected. I didn’t hear any conversations between them about it and it felt a little like they were more interested in what they had watched on Tik Tok this morning.
Now, I can’t see inside their heads, so I don’t know for sure that they didn’t feel anything, but I can see why they may care less and less with each year that passes.
Even thirty years ago, the war and all the atrocities that went with it seemed so much closer to us, and so much more real. As we get further away and their are less older people around to remind us of what happened, these things begin to pale into insignificance.
Unfortunately, history does fade with time. And this is probably why we keep making the same mistakes over and over again. When will us humans ever learn?