THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
ficial positions, to hire Gen-
tiles, to possess anything but
cruelty. They burned sanc-
tuaries, books, holy scrolls.
They humiliated old people,
they spit on women. They ex-
pelled families by the
A whole people - our people
- was put outside the law.
They could beat us with im- •
punity. They could put us in
prison, steal our clothes, tor-
ment us and torture us - with
"It's still possible to leave,"
said Hava. "Let's go." It's only
a sickness which troubles the
regime," answered her hus-
band in the name of countless
husbands. "Our country is a
great country; it will know
how to exorcize its blood-
thirsty demons." Our coun-
try?" said Hava. "This country
is no longer ours. We are no
longer German citizens. We
are no longer citizens of any
Hava, poor Hava, was right,
of course. Germany had disin-
herited its Jews. From Col-
ogne to Frankfurt, from
Munich to Baden-Baden, Jews
were regarded as outcasts,
disowned, put in the pillory.
Yet they could still leave.
The day came when the
gates were closed. The Ger-
man Jews were caught in the
trap. Marked, isolated, de-
stined for solitude, shame,
death. Packed into sealed cat-
tle cars, 'they shrieked their
despair into the night. The
wind carried their cries to the
four corners of the earth, but
men and nations, near and far,
refused to listen. Undesirable
in Germany, detested in Po-
land, the citizens of trains in-
stead of countries, they
covered the same ground
across the same frontier, back
and forth, not being allowed to
build new homes anymore.
Like ancient wanderers, sleep-
ing in places where they didn't
sleep. Condemned to wander-
ing the rails, they disem-
barked in a place of misery and
starvation, where they hoped
for the relief that was so long
in coming and the miracle long
Murder in Paris, Krystall
Nacht in Germany. Organized
fury, massive arrests, endless
lines in front of consulates:
now the Jews, finally awak-
ened, were ready to leave.
Except that now the.
civilized, enlightened, hospit-
able countries didn't want
"Everyone is generous at
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