hana’s suitcase+marty’s baggie
i’ve been thinking about the holocaust lately a little more
than usual wondering how people survived and went
on with their lives after so much brutality depravity genocide
it was not easy
in paper today obit for george brady 90 hana’s brother hana of
hana’s suitcase fame murdered upon her arrival alone at auschwitz
in the gas chamber at 11 jiri (george) her bro said: my sister had
gone to her death alone i felt responsible i was free but she was
hana had a suitcase filled with her 11 yr old treasures it’s famous
my bro had a plastic baggie (cell phone wallet watch football ring)
which i am immortalizing here he died of cancer not genocide but
isn’t cancer a kind of nazi?
ok remaining bros you can stop rolling your eyes i know you want me
to rise up and turn a page
maybe one day but right now i am stuck with feeling proud that i
shouted at a callous hospice nurse she was shrieking at me to leave
the room as my bro was dying of brainmangle i was in florida so i
stood my ground if my brother is going to die now he won’t die alone
so i watched
and now i’m thinking of jiri and hana reunited +running toward each other
hana’s suitcase auschwitz museum
Winter 2019 ..marty’s baggie did not survive the war..
Hey Dear I think this is your best or one of your best. Beautiful and powerful.