The pictures taught him respectability.
One of a young Jewish girl,
with tattered stripes
and the yellow ‘Judenstern’.
Another of broken bones
and ash cloud plumes above chimney stacks.
The images upset him, that little boy
trying to think of other things
like runaway horses, iron hooves
and the overgrown vegetation in the night-veld,
much was revealed
from his grandfather’s photo album,
after the liberation.