Italian Jew, Primo Levi, was a concentration camp survivor (he had been at Buna-Monowitz). His words below come from his poem, “Buna”, which he penned in December of 1945:
Torn feet and cursed earth,
The long line in the gray morning.
The Buna smokes from a thousand chimneys,
A day like every other day awaits us.
The whistles terrible at dawn:
‘Your multitudes with dead faces,
On the monotonous horror of the mud
Another day of suffering is born.’
Source: Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness (1993, p. 374)