Poseidon and the Danube.
In memory of the Hungarian Jews killed and drowned in the Danube.
Under the Arrow Cross regime in Hungary during the Second World War, a number of Jews, mostly old Jews or pregnant women unfit to work, were taken to the Danube where they were shot and killed and thrown into the river.
(Martin Gilbert in The Holocaust p. 762)
POSEIDON AND THE DANUBE Poseidon, nostalgic for his kingdom of the seas, returns to Earth, to his seas and rivers. He reaches the Danube. O Donau so blau, So blau, so blau ... The tunes of the waltz resound through the river and he waltzes on the heaven-blue water. But further away, looking down, Poseidon sees masses of skeletons, shot and drowned. The blue of the river turns into black like a veil of mourning, and the waltz changes into a funeral march.
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|Date:||Jan 1, 2013|
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