How does the poem relate to our study of the Diary of Anne Frank and the events of the Holocaust?
The poem conveys how fast arrogance, greed, hatred and sin can “kill”. It consumes everyone irrespective of their caste, creed and colour. The Diary of Anne Frank also talks about discrimination and hatred and how it almost annihilated the human race. In the poem ‘The Cold Within’ it is the cold-heartedness really which killed the characters. This symbolizes their “coldness” and prejudices against each other. Eventually, this is what killed them.