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German Tourism 1940, Krakow
from a photograph at the Schindler Museum

Caught at their leisure
strolling through town, they
have spotted a Jew
venturing out. One
soldier has brought his

scissors. Passersby
are paused to watch. He
is standing still, arms
by his sides, looking
into winter gray

air in his black hat,
black coat the young man
snipping the sidelocks
carefully gathered,
in his concentration

war, the world, briefly
gone. His friends smile
at the camera,
a forgotten hand
resting on a sleeve.

           Burt Kimmelman