You who live safe
In your warm houses,
You who find, returning in the evening,
Hot food and friendly faces:
Consider whether if this is a man
Who works in the mud,
Who does not know peace,
Who fights for a scrap of bread,
Who dies because of a yes or a no.
Consider whether if this is a woman
Without hair and without name
With no memory more strength to rememberof what was
Her eyes empty and her womb cold
Like a frog in winter.
Primo Levi (Auschwitz- survivor, Italian writer): If This is a Man (1958)