The Third Reich at War, 1939-1945 - Richard J. Evans

Written by on July 24, 2012, 10:50 pm
The warm simplicity of her [Ilse Weber] settings was never more moving than in her lullaby 'Viegela', which she reportedly sang to children from the camp, including her son Tommy, as she accompanied them voluntarily into the gas chamber at Auschwitz on 6 October 1944:

Viegala Viegala ville
Now is the world so still!
No sound disturbs the lovely peace
My little child, now go to sleep.

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