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Thread #73979   Message #2834218
Posted By: mousethief
09-Feb-10 - 12:58 PM
Thread Name: Holocaust/shoa songs. In memory.
Subject: RE: Holocaust/shoa songs. In memory.
This isn't a song relating something specific about the Shoa, like many of those above, but it looks at the tragedies of the early 20th century --especially the Shoa to which he gives the most ink-- from the point of view of the author's feelings about trains. He starts with happy associations of Thomas the Tank Engine, but when he learns about the 1st World War, and then the Shoa, it forever changes his sanguine view of trains. It ends with him riding the Amtrak on the east coast of the USA but finding himself unable to shake off the mental image of trains bringing Jews to the camps in Poland. I find it very powerful.

Trains by Al Stewart