Wednesday, November 18, 2009

appropriately inconvenient

Germany observes
no official holiday
on November 9th

the day when
20 years ago
crowds breached
the Berlin Wall

November 9th is
the date
on which Kaiser
Wilhelm abdicated

on which Hitler
to overthrow
the Republic

when Nazi gangs
attacked Jews and
their property

the genocide
to come

Found in the 16 November issue of the New Yorker
George Packer writing in Talk of the Town

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