since I can remember, I have been obsessed with World
War II, the 1930's and 40's and the Holocaust. When
I was about four years old, long before I knew about
the Holocaust and WWII, I began to have a recurring
vision just as I was falling asleep.
would hear the sound of soldiers marching on the street.
It was night and I was on the ground with my face lying
against the cold wet cobblestones. I saw black boots
marching in unison past me. My eyes would stay fixated
on the boots, and I would have the feeling that I was
about to die.
vision was constant and for about twenty years it never
changed. I remember lying in my bed and hearing the
marching soldiers echoing in my head. My parents have
told me that at night I would run into their room crying,
begging my mom to "make the German soldiers stop marching."
I am 23 years old now, and only have the vision every
few months. Nor do I hear the marching as often. But
I have a strong urge to know more about the Holocaust,
about my past, and to find out what the dream means.
I have always had this nagging feeling that I was killed
in the Holocaust.
I read a book written by a man who survived the Holocaust.
In it he said that "No person dead or alive who was
there (in the Holocaust) will ever forget the sound
of the Nazi soldiers marching."
Posted Feb 2, 2011