Fear knocked at the door and faith answered. No one was there. — Anonymous. Found in an English pub after one of the many London bombings by Hitler during World War II.
The suffering touched me too early, I have burned myself out, I am the bright ash without desire. Now, only the silence endures dearly, When I am still standing in the fire. — Grażyna Chrostowska, written in Ravensbrück, 13th April 1942. Translated by Jarek Gajewski