Mauthausen – The German monument

„O Deutschland bleiche Mutter / wie haben deine Söhne dich zugerichtet / dass du unter den Völkern sitzest / ein Gespött oder eine Furcht!“

A poem by Bertolt Brecht wrote in the 1933 Nazi Germany, expressing his feelings towards his country as he emigrates. The translation would go like this:

“O Germany, pale mother!
How soiled you are
As you sit among the peoples.
You flaunt yourself
Among the besmirched.”

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