We are discussing Austria – 1938.

The Nazis, easily, took over.

Millions of Austrians stayed.

Thousands left.

I speak of resistance:

Fighting or passive.

She ends the conversation:

“You don’t know that survival is all that matters.

“You want heroes,

“But again, it’s survival.”
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky mid-April 2014


Author: Gene Novogrodsky

Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, a Brownsville resident for nearly three decades, writes North American border slices, from eastern Canada to central Mexico, and in between. He is one of the founders of the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center Writers Forum in San Benito. He sometimes participates with the informal Resaca Writers Group in Brownsville. He prefers, however, to read to two or three attentive listeners – when asked!


2 Responses to Harsh

  1. paloma says:

    Hi Mr. Novogrodsky, nice to read your posts
    I recently came across a fellow he is nice 🙂 he loves writing and he wants to become a writer. I told him about this website and send him the link. I hope he starts writing for Writers of the Rio Grande. He loves to read! 🙂

  2. paloma says:

    How have you been Mr. Novogrodsky?

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