April 5, 2009
Edith Brück: “Pretty Soon”
when people hear a quiz show expert
talk about Auschwitz
they’ll ask themselves if they would have guessed
they’ll comment on the current champion
who never gets dates wrong
and always guesses the number of dead.
they’ll say maybe they would have preferred
to these Jews
who have always gotten themselves talked about:
they really attract persecution.
(Translated by Ruth Feldman)