According to Theodor Adorno, “to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.”1 Of course, poetry was written during the Holocaust as well as after. More accurately, Nina Apfelbaum argued that “reading the memoirs, diaries and works of fiction written by Holocaust survivors provides another dimension to an understanding of the Holocaust.”2 During the Holocaust, Jewish artists used their abilities to create works as a way to both document their everyday lives as well as to reclaim humanity in the German concentration camps.
"Art, Music, and Poetry: Artistic Documentation During the Holocaust,"
SWOSU Journal of Undergraduate Research: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/jur/vol2/iss1/2