Writing poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric. Full quote: Jazz is the false liquidation of art — instead of utopia becoming reality it disappears from the picture. Anselm Kiefer and Art after Auschwitz examines the legacy of German-Jewish culture in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Positioning Kiefer as a deeply learned. To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric. . even said I had declared my opposition to art and thereby adopted the standpoint of barbarism. Your contextualization is an accurate one but in the end it's an affirmation -- i. Thanks for the contextualization of that often-misquoted line! Citing Articles Load citing article information Citing eucasino via Web of Science Citing articles via Google Scholar. Navigation Main Page Community portal Village pump Recent changes Random page Help Donate Contact Wikiquote. Remember me Forgotten your password? Gieseking was playing the complete Debussy piano music on the nights when one could hear the screams of the people in the sealed railway cars at the station in Munich on the way to Dachau, just outside Munich.