My life begins in the ninth century.
I passed the beginning of my existence in a beautiful place. In front of a family house, the laughing, crying and loving was part of my normal day. A swing was hanging from one of my arms. I saw little humans grow up a lot. Who at the end let me to build a new family in a new place, and I became an old memories of their childhood.
That was the time of innocence.
In 1914, This house has been destroyed by the army.
I lost my game play.
The first gunshot that I heard was in the beginning of August 1914. During 4 years, a lot of people were dying in front of me. I saw blood, weapons , hate, ignorance and the lost of the humanity.
The things was that there was any difference between them.
One day all these things finished, until this moment, I waited during 20 years to have a new family.
But it wasn’t a family’s house in front of me, but a huge community. There were two different types of people : the dominated and the dominants.
The things I saw were unexpected. It was not only about death, but about cruelty, domination, fear, hunger, cold, illness,…
The worst thing I’ve never seen happend there.
There wasn’t a welcoming house but all the same little browns houses where the most empty people were living. Their eyes contained the sadness, the tiredness, the hate.
Even in this terror some beautiful things could happen. One smile, an act of help, a little bit of food, more clothes. Things that today sound normal but, at that time, they had to risk their lives for survival
I saw prisoners risking their lives for another, some dominant helped the dominated because sometimes even in the darkness of the human cruelty a part of humanity still exists. The only thing they could keep was hope, and no one could take it away.
One day, the hope paid off, and the dominated became the same than the dominant.
It was the time of the most cruelty of the human being.
Now the little brown houses have disappeared, only the sadness of this place stays.
It’s the time to remember and never forget what happened in Sachsenhausen.