Avi Schwartz

6 Million? 600 Million!

To the right is Life
To the left is Death
To the chemical gas chambers, they took my sons, daughters, and wife
Each round 2000 Jews were squeezed like cattle, like sardines in a box screaming, clawing the ceiling for their last breath.

How will I go on?

I want to die.
Let me burn in Hell’s sun.
What did I do to be cursed – to be the one forced to place my loved ones in the crematorium?
I am the walking dead with nothing left, with no voice to cry.

One brother was still alive.
I heard his screams in the fires
I no longer want to survive
6 million pyres.

Rabbis, doctors, wagon drivers
Holy mothers, virgin sisters, every type, all the others.
I count the dead
I see the running red
The air is burning flesh
They house our gold teeth, wedding rings – and oh, my daughter’s beautiful wedding dress.

Kill me now! Kill me now!
I cannot go on!
Never will she dance at her wedding
Never wiĺl she hold her baby to her breast.
Kill me now! Take my soul
Let me walk the ice barren cold.

Our generations are gone
No one left to carry our name, our legacy baton
The deniers are right. 6 million were not murdered
It is 600 Million that were butchered never to be born
Oh, my soul, my nation is forever torn.

But I will never stop to blow the Shofar horn
And in their memory of the 600 million, I will make their names reborn.

About the Author
Rabbi Avi Schwartz is an individual who has made contributions in various fields. He is the son of Motke Eish HaGarzen, also known as Motke the Axeman, a legendary figure in the Palmach. Motke Eish HaGarzen led a group of 21 Palmach Warriors who successfully conquered Har Tzion (Mount Zion), rescuing 1,700 Jewish men, women, and children from the Jordanian onslaught in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Rabbi Schwartz himself is a Black Hat Rabbi and activist, dedicated to upholding Jewish traditions and values. Alongside his religious pursuits, he has also found success as a filmmaker and writer, with his works featured on platforms such as Red Coral Universe Apple TV, Tubi of Fox Corporation, and Netflix. Notably, Rabbi Schwartz's movie "The Quest" has received high praise from none other than Pat Boone, a Music and Hollywood Icon. Boone, known for his illustrious career as a singer, actor, and television personality, has publicly commended Rabbi Schwartz's film, acknowledging its quality and significance. This endorsement from Pat Boone further solidifies the impact and recognition of Rabbi Schwartz's work within the entertainment industry. Beyond his artistic endeavors, Rabbi Schwartz has been at the forefront of the battle against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. He has developed two groundbreaking apps, "Fight BDS" and "BDS Myth Busters," aimed at countering BDS propaganda and raising awareness about the realities of the movement. The notable Hollywood icon and anti-BDS activist, Roseanne Barr, sponsors the app "BDS Myth Busters." Additionally, Rabbi Schwartz holds the position of Vice President of Digital Marketing and serves as the Director of Energycite, a revolutionary technology in energy conservation. His involvement in this field highlights his commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Furthermore, Rabbi Schwartz has established the Torah Teen Palmach Center, a transformative initiative that trains teenagers to become future leaders in the spirit of the Palmach. Through this center, he imparts invaluable leadership skills and instills the values of courage, determination, and resilience in the next generation.