During a walk full of reflection, sorrow, fear for the future, I came across this sculpture.
The faces cried out to me.
I felt their pain, their anguish, their fear for the future, their loss.
The words on the plaque read:
“To Jewish victims of Nazi genocide in Belgrade and Serbia 1941 – 1944.
People of Serbia, City of Belgrade and Jewish Community
“Јеврејима жртвама нацистичког геноцида
У Београду ду и Србији 1941 -1944
Народ Србије град Београд и јеврејска општина
By learning from this, by holding our hands out to each other when times are dark and troubled, we can avoid this horror.
Hasn’t this country suffered enough?
Will someone, once more, stand for political office to make a real difference?
Give us a future we so richly deserve?
Free of pain. Free of self interest. Free of prejudice and fear.
Stand and fight for what really matters?