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Auschwitz's Sayings By Primo Levi: There is Auschwitz, and so there cannot be God. There is Auschwitz, and so there cannot be God. — Primo Levi
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Kristy Cambron: And she felt the beauty in the music now, drank it in with tears streaming And she felt the beauty in the music now, drank it in with tears streaming down her face. Never had she been so naked in worship before her Creator, allowing the adoration to bleed out her very fingertips onto the strings, playing her heart's cry for every single lost soul, for the loss of innocence every generation to come would possess as a result of what happened at the killing fields of Auschwitz. — Kristy Cambron
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Jachym Topol: ...an when we got there, O my brothers and chiefs, we saw what it said: ...an when we got there, O my brothers and chiefs, we saw what it said: OSVETIM, Auschwitz, an it was too late for us to turn back, no matter how badly we wanted to... — Jachym Topol
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Auschwitz's Sayings By William Styron: At Dachau. We had a wonderful pool for the garrison children. It was even heated. At Dachau. We had a wonderful pool for the garrison children. It was even heated. But that was before we were transferred. Dachau was ever so much nicer than Auschwitz. But then, it was in the Reich. See my trophies there. The one in the middle, the big one. That was presented to me by the Reich Youth Leader himself, Baldur von Schirach. Let me show you my scrapbook. — William Styron
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Sarah Helm: When the first women started work in the barracks on 25 August 1942, Siemens & When the first women started work in the barracks on 25 August 1942, Siemens & Halske joined three other major German manufacturers- IG Farbe at Auschwitz, Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG at Mauthausen and Heinkel at Sachsenhausen-in using concertation-camp slave labour. So pleased was the company with its new Ravensbruck factory that Rudolf Dingel...wrote to the Reichsfuhrer SS thanking him warmly. Himmler's kindness towards Siemens inspired him with 'particular joy. — Sarah Helm
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Stanislaw Jerzy Lec: Satirists, be careful. In the 1931 film by Rene Clair "Vive la Liberte" a song Satirists, be careful. In the 1931 film by Rene Clair "Vive la Liberte" a song says, "Work is freedom." In 1940 the sign on the gates to Auschwitz said: "Arbeit macht frei. — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Elie Wiesel: Perhaps some day someone will explain how, on the level of man, Auschwitz was possible; Perhaps some day someone will explain how, on the level of man, Auschwitz was possible; but on the level of God, it will forever remain the most disturbing of mysteries. — Elie Wiesel
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Auschwitz's Sayings By James Morcan: If you are a denier, get on the right side of history and stop being If you are a denier, get on the right side of history and stop being so gullible. Remember, it has been historically and scientifically proven, in a court of law no less, that more than 1.2 million Jews, along with 20,000 gypsies and tens of thousands of Polish and Russian political prisoners, were killed at Auschwitz alone. Beyond that, Yad Vashem's Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names has collected 4.5 million Jewish victims' names (and counting) from various archival sources. How much more evidence could you possibly want? — James Morcan
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Bob Saget: What I've learned about comedy people is that they're defined by the harshest level they've What I've learned about comedy people is that they're defined by the harshest level they've been to, their personal Auschwitz. — Bob Saget
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Bassam Tibi: Almost 20 percent of the people living in Germany today have a foreign background. The Almost 20 percent of the people living in Germany today have a foreign background. The problem is that Germany can't really offer foreigners an identity because the Germans hardly have a national identity themselves. That is certainly a result of Auschwitz. — Bassam Tibi
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Barbara Demick: Yet another gratuitous cruelty: the killer targets the most innocent, the people who would never Yet another gratuitous cruelty: the killer targets the most innocent, the people who would never steal food, lie, cheat, break the law, or betray a friend. It was a phenomenon that the Italian writer Primo Levi identified after emerging from Auschwitz, when he wrote that he and his fellow survivors never wanted to see one another again after the war because they had all done something of which they were ashamed. — Barbara Demick
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Theodor W. Adorno: It would be advisable to think of progress in the crudest, most basic terms: that It would be advisable to think of progress in the crudest, most basic terms: that no one should go hungry anymore, that there should be no more torture, no more Auschwitz. Only then will the idea of progress be free from lies. — Theodor W. Adorno
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Robin Givhan: For me, one of the most interesting columns to write was about Dick Cheney when For me, one of the most interesting columns to write was about Dick Cheney when he represented the U.S. at a commemorative ceremony at Auschwitz. — Robin Givhan
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Wendy Beckett: God never sends suffering. Never. It is never "God's will" that we should suffer. God God never sends suffering. Never. It is never "God's will" that we should suffer. God would like us not to suffer. But since the world brings suffering, and since God refuses to use His almighty power and treat us as foolish children, He aligns Himself with us, goes into Auschwitz with us, is devastated by 9/11 with us, and draws us with Him through it all into fulfillment. This is a high price to pay for our human freedom, but it is worth it. To be mere automatons for whom God arranges the world to cause us no suffering would mean we never have a self. We could not make choices. — Wendy Beckett
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Rebecca Solnit: One day in Auschwitz, the writer Primo Levi recited a canto of Dante's Inferno to One day in Auschwitz, the writer Primo Levi recited a canto of Dante's Inferno to a companion, and the poem about hell reached out from six hundred years before to roll back Levi's despair and his dehumanization. It was the canto about Ulysses, and though it ends tragically, it contains the lines You were not made to live like animals But to pursue virtue and know the world which he recited and translated to the man walking with him. — Rebecca Solnit
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Joachim Gauck: There is no German identity without Auschwitz, There is no German identity without Auschwitz, — Joachim Gauck
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Richard E. Harwood: Lord Russell of Liverpool, for example, in his Scourge of the Swastika (London, 1954, p. Lord Russell of Liverpool, for example, in his Scourge of the Swastika (London, 1954, p. 250) claimed "the murder by the Germans of over five million European Jews," having satisfied himself that he was somewhere between those who estimated six million and those who preferred four million. But, he wrote of Auschwitz, "were everything to be written it would not be read. If read, it would not be believed. — Richard E. Harwood
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Nick Cohen: The evidence for man-made global warming is as final as the evidence of Auschwitz. The evidence for man-made global warming is as final as the evidence of Auschwitz. — Nick Cohen
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Javier Gomez Perez: Auschwitz was attacked and recovered by the Russian forces on January 27th, 1945. A very Auschwitz was attacked and recovered by the Russian forces on January 27th, 1945. A very short time before that date Buchenwald had been reconquered. Buchenwald was the first concentration camp to be opened and exposed to the public eye. — Javier Gomez Perez
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Michael Hoffman: Auschwitz was a much safer place to be than Dresden or any other city of Auschwitz was a much safer place to be than Dresden or any other city of any size in Germany from 1943 onward. — Michael Hoffman
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Abraham Joshua Heschel: There is no answer to Auschwitz ... To try to answer is to commit a There is no answer to Auschwitz ... To try to answer is to commit a supreme blasphemy. Israel enables us to bear the agony of Auschwitz without radical despair, to sense a ray of God's radiance in the jungles of history. — Abraham Joshua Heschel
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Auschwitz's Sayings By William Styron: Someday I will understand Auschwitz. This was a brave statement but innocently absurd. No one Someday I will understand Auschwitz. This was a brave statement but innocently absurd. No one will ever understand Auschwitz. What I might have set down with more accuracy would have been: Someday I will write about Sophie's life and death, and thereby help demonstrate how absolute evil is never extinguished from the world. Auschwitz itself remains inexplicable. The most profound statement yet made about Auschwitz was not a statement at all, but a response.
The query: "At Auschwitz, tell me, where was God?"
And the answer: "Where was man? — William Styron
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Deyth Banger: Why you choose happiness, so you think that the sad moments like somebody dieing - Why you choose happiness, so you think that the sad moments like somebody dieing - it's equal to happiness?
!?!?!?!??!
So you think that time crimes like this in auschwitz which don't have proof so far from what they say in the reports from Mr.Death (Documentary film!)... so this is equal to (How to say it???!?!) to happiness??
WTF, crime equal to happiness, sadness also so what's left?
Oh, oh I know the Joker (Note: He is a nice character isn't he?) — Deyth Banger
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Art Spiegelman: No matter what I accomplish, it doesn't seem like much compared to surviving Auschwitz. No matter what I accomplish, it doesn't seem like much compared to surviving Auschwitz. — Art Spiegelman
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Auschwitz's Sayings By David Rubin: The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and adviser of Eichmann and Himmler in the execution of this plan... He was one of Eichmann's best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures. I heard him say, accompanied by Eichmann, he had visited incognito the gas chamber of Auschwitz.7 — David Rubin
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Kate Atkinson: Look at the Germans, the most cultured and well mannered of people, and yet ... Look at the Germans, the most cultured and well mannered of people, and yet ... Auschwitz, Treblinka, Bergen-Belsen. Given the same set of circumstances it could just as well have been the English, — Kate Atkinson
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Julie Salamon: My parents came to this country after World War II, Jews from Czechoslovakia who had My parents came to this country after World War II, Jews from Czechoslovakia who had survived Auschwitz and Dachau. They settled with my sister in rural Ohio in the 1950s, where my dad became the town doctor and I was born. — Julie Salamon
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Auschwitz's Sayings By Anita Lasker-Wallfisch: The whole thing was set up very cleverly. The people who were torn from their The whole thing was set up very cleverly. The people who were torn from their normal lives and put on the trains may have heard that terrible things were happening in Auschwitz, but even up to the end, they kept on thinking: Perhaps it isn't so bad after all. And then they arrived and the SS told them: "The old people and the sick can take the truck. Anyone who is still young can walk." It took us a while to realize that the ones who were being driven were really being taken to the gas chambers. — Anita Lasker-Wallfisch
Auschwitz's Sayings By Vanessa Redgrave: The great writers like Chekhov know that tragedy and laughter are just a few steps The great writers like Chekhov know that tragedy and laughter are just a few steps from each other ... but it took me a long time as an actress to learn that. Actually Arthur Miller taught me in the Seventies. We were making a CBS TV drama of his play Playing for Time about Auschwitz but the characters were laughing. It was a big insight for me to realise that that was what's called gallows humour, in this case worse than the gallows, that humans need to laugh and make jokes in order to survive. — Vanessa Redgrave
Auschwitz's Sayings By Janusz Korwin-Mikke: Fascism is not [only] squads of the SA or the Blackshirts marching on the streets. Fascism is not [only] squads of the SA or the Blackshirts marching on the streets. Fascism is officials, in uniforms ordering what is capitalist supposed to do with "his" factory, and how he should father "his" children and occasionally - how many Jews (or anti-Semites) should be sent to Auschwitz. — Janusz Korwin-Mikke
Auschwitz's Sayings By Philip Gourevitch: My definition of a good book is one that you would read for pleasure despite My definition of a good book is one that you would read for pleasure despite having no prior interest in the subject. The ostensible subject may be whale hunting, or survival in Auschwitz, or waking up as a cockroach - but you don't read it because you're into fisheries or Nazis or entomology: you read it because your life was poorer before you started it, and because now you can't stop. — Philip Gourevitch
Auschwitz's Sayings By Hajo Meyer: My great lesson from Auschwitz is: whoever wants to dehumanize any other must first be My great lesson from Auschwitz is: whoever wants to dehumanize any other must first be dehumanized himself.
The oppressors are no longer really human, whatever uniform they wear. — Hajo Meyer
Auschwitz's Sayings By Azriel Feuerstein: Auschwitz?! That is a name I had heard before. There is not much time for Auschwitz?! That is a name I had heard before. There is not much time for thinking. It had been raining here not so long ago. The asphalt of the wet, wide platform reflects the light of the high lighting-poles. The row of armed SS men competes in howling with their dogs they hold on leashes — Azriel Feuerstein
Auschwitz's Sayings By Ellen F. Davis: And there we recognize that our frailty is not meant to cause us anxiety and And there we recognize that our frailty is not meant to cause us anxiety and sorrow. Rather, God means it to be a source of confidence, and even, as it was for Etty [the Dutch Jew previously mentioned that died in Auschwitz], a source of joy. For it is exactly that frailty--the strict limits to our powers, their inevitable failure, the certainty of death--that creates the need and the desire to see God's power at work... (pg. 167) — Ellen F. Davis
Auschwitz's Sayings By Azriel Feuerstein: Those of us directed towards the right were lined up in threes with much shooting Those of us directed towards the right were lined up in threes with much shooting and beating. I was in the first row, at the platform's edge. Suddenly, we see a group of older women and women with children nearing the road, under the platform. In the first row I see my mother supported on both sides by two friends. She too becomes aware of me. And out of the throat of this reticent, soft-spoken woman who I don't remember ever raising her voice, breaks out a terrible, desperate, piercingly loud, howling shout: 'GYURIKA!!! — Azriel Feuerstein
Auschwitz's Sayings By Gunter Grass: We cannot get by Auschwitz. We should not even try, as great as the temptation We cannot get by Auschwitz. We should not even try, as great as the temptation is, because Auschwitz belongs to us, is branded into our history, and - to our benefit! - has made possible an insight that could be summarized as, 'Now we finally know ourselves.' — Gunter Grass
Auschwitz's Sayings By Ken Wilber: And so now, today, one cannot think of the greats - Kant, Hegel, Spinoza, Marx, And so now, today, one cannot think of the greats - Kant, Hegel, Spinoza, Marx, Fichte, Freud, Nietzsche, Einstein, Schopenhauer, Leibniz, Schelling - the whole Germanic sphere - without thinking, at some point, of Auschwitz and Treblinka, Sobibor and Dachau, Bergen-Belsen and Chelmno. My God, they have names, as if they were human. — Ken Wilber
Auschwitz's Sayings By Viktor E. Frankl: The prisoner of Auschwitz, in the first phase of shock, did not fear death. Even The prisoner of Auschwitz, in the first phase of shock, did not fear death. Even the gas chambers lost their horrors for him after the first few days - after all, they spared him the act of committing suicide. — Viktor E. Frankl
Auschwitz's Sayings By Frank Lowy: So many times I wanted to go to Auschwitz, but I couldn't take up the So many times I wanted to go to Auschwitz, but I couldn't take up the courage to go there. — Frank Lowy
Auschwitz's Sayings By George Steiner: We know that a man can read Goethe or Rilke in the evening, that he We know that a man can read Goethe or Rilke in the evening, that he can play Bach and Schubert, and go to his day's work at Auschwitz in the morning. — George Steiner
Auschwitz's Sayings By Edward Bond: Humanity's become a product and when humanity is a product, you get Auschwitz and you Humanity's become a product and when humanity is a product, you get Auschwitz and you get Chair. — Edward Bond
Auschwitz's Sayings By Christopher Titus: Jealousy - the Auschwitz of emotions. Jealousy - the Auschwitz of emotions. — Christopher Titus
Auschwitz's Sayings By Meir Kahane: I prefer a powerful and proud Jewish State that is hated by the entire world I prefer a powerful and proud Jewish State that is hated by the entire world than an Auschwitz that is loved by one and all — Meir Kahane
Auschwitz's Sayings By Newt Gingrich: People like me are what stand between us and Auschwitz. People like me are what stand between us and Auschwitz. — Newt Gingrich
Auschwitz's Sayings By Gunter Grass: Auschwitz speaks against even a right to self-determination that is enjoyed by all other peoples Auschwitz speaks against even a right to self-determination that is enjoyed by all other peoples because one of the preconditions for the horror, besides other, older urges, was a strong and united Germany. — Gunter Grass
Auschwitz's Sayings By Ken Livingstone: Racism serves as the cutting edge of the most reactionary movements. An ideology that starts Racism serves as the cutting edge of the most reactionary movements. An ideology that starts by declaring one human being inferior to another is the slope whose end is at Auschwitz. — Ken Livingstone
Auschwitz's Sayings By G. Edward Griffin: During the Nuremberg trials, Oswald Pohl, an SS Lieutenant General, ... is shown here explaining During the Nuremberg trials, Oswald Pohl, an SS Lieutenant General, ... is shown here explaining how Farben operated such concentration camps as Auschwitz and Buchenwald. — G. Edward Griffin
Auschwitz's Sayings By Theodor Adorno: There can be no poetry after Auschwitz. There can be no poetry after Auschwitz. — Theodor Adorno
Auschwitz's Sayings By Elie Wiesel: At Auschwitz, not only man died, but also the idea of man. To live in At Auschwitz, not only man died, but also the idea of man. To live in a world where there is nothing anymore, where the executioner acts as god, as judge-many wanted no part of it. It was its own heart the world incinerated at Auschwitz. — Elie Wiesel
Auschwitz's Sayings By Imre Kertesz: I was interned in Auschwitz for one year. I didn't bring back anything, except for I was interned in Auschwitz for one year. I didn't bring back anything, except for a few jokes, and that filled me with shame. Then again, I didn't know what to do with this fresh experience. For this experience was no literary awakening, no occasion for professional or artistic introspection. — Imre Kertesz
Auschwitz's Sayings By Ariel Sharon: The sad and horrible conclusion is that no one cared that Jews were being murdered The sad and horrible conclusion is that no one cared that Jews were being murdered ... This is the Jewish lesson of the Holocaust and this is the lesson which Auschwitz taught us. — Ariel Sharon
Auschwitz's Sayings By Charles Busch: I don't think I could ever go to Auschwitz, because when we took that tour I don't think I could ever go to Auschwitz, because when we took that tour of MGM, I nearly collapsed outside the Thalberg building. — Charles Busch
Auschwitz's Sayings By Elie Wiesel: I was 15, not 14, when I was inside there [Auschwitz], 15, and for me I was 15, not 14, when I was inside there [Auschwitz], 15, and for me both were actually a surprise. — Elie Wiesel
Auschwitz's Sayings By Otto Frank: One day in Auschwitz I became so dispirited that I couldn't carry on. They had One day in Auschwitz I became so dispirited that I couldn't carry on. They had given me a beating, which wasn't exactly a pleasant experience. It was on a Sunday, and I said: 'I can't get up'. Then my comrades said: 'That's impossible, you have to get up, otherwise you're lost'. They went to a Dutch doctor, who worked with the German doctor. He came to me in the barracks and said: 'Get up and come to the hospital barracks early tomorrow morning. I'll talk to the German doctor and make sure you are admitted'. Because of that I survived. — Otto Frank
Auschwitz's Sayings By Richard J. Foster: Thomas Merton writes that if we have meditated on the events of the Passion but Thomas Merton writes that if we have meditated on the events of the Passion but have not meditated on Dachau and Auschwitz, our perception of God at work in present times is incomplete. — Richard J. Foster
Auschwitz's Sayings By Louis Brandsdorfer: Toward the evening the sky took on the same color as the fires. Everything took Toward the evening the sky took on the same color as the fires. Everything took on that color, the sky, the buildings, even the ground. Just before the sunset the red in the sky would deepen to the color of blood. I imagined the sky bleeding. I imagined the heavens suffering with us. To this day a red sunset reminds me of the bleeding sky of Auschwitz. — Louis Brandsdorfer
Auschwitz's Sayings By Charlotte Delbo: I'm not alive. People believe memories grow vague, are erased by time, since nothing endures I'm not alive. People believe memories grow vague, are erased by time, since nothing endures against the passage of time. That's the difference; time does not pass over me, over us. It doesn't erase anything, doesn't undo it. I'm not a live. I died in Auschwitz but no one knows it. — Charlotte Delbo
Auschwitz's Sayings By David Ben-Gurion: I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that? — David Ben-Gurion
Auschwitz's Sayings By Theodor W. Adorno: Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they're only animals. Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they're only animals. — Theodor W. Adorno
Auschwitz's Sayings By Jean Amery: Since being a Jew not only means that I bear within me a catastrophe that Since being a Jew not only means that I bear within me a catastrophe that occurred yesterday and cannot be ruled out for tomorrow, it is-beyond being a duty-also fear. Every morning when I get up I can read the Auschwitz number on my forearm, something that touches the deepest and most closely intertwined roots of my existence; indeed I am not even sure if this is not my entire existence. Then I feel approximately as I did back then when I got a taste of the first blow from a policeman's fist. Every day anew I lose my trust in the world. — Jean Amery
Auschwitz's Sayings By Primo Levi: Today, I think that if for no other reason than that an Auschwitz existed, no Today, I think that if for no other reason than that an Auschwitz existed, no one in our age should speak of Providence. — Primo Levi
Auschwitz's Sayings By Primo Levi: It was the very discomfort, the blows, the cold, the thirst that kept us aloft It was the very discomfort, the blows, the cold, the thirst that kept us aloft in the void of bottomless despair, both during the journey and after. It was not the will to live, nor a conscious resignation; for few are the men capable of such resolution, and we were but a common sample of humanity. — Primo Levi
Auschwitz's Sayings By Susan Pollack: Small streams of hatred can quickly lead to unstoppable, horrific things, so [people] should stand Small streams of hatred can quickly lead to unstoppable, horrific things, so [people] should stand up to any type of persecution or discrimination, whether bullying or malicious gossip. — Susan Pollack
Auschwitz's Sayings By Viktor E. Frankl: Man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also Man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who entered those chambers upright, with the Lord's Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips. — Viktor E. Frankl
Auschwitz's Sayings By Romain Gary: There is more to Jewish history than Auschwitz. There is more to Jewish history than Auschwitz. — Romain Gary
Auschwitz's Sayings By Hannah Arendt: None of the participants ever arrived at a clear understanding of the actual horror of None of the participants ever arrived at a clear understanding of the actual horror of Auschwitz, which is of a different nature from all the atrocities of the past, because it appeared to prosecution alike as not much more than the most horrible pogrom in Jewish history. — Hannah Arendt
Auschwitz's Sayings By Primo Levi: All the bargaining-transactions outlined above are based on the smuggling of materials belonging to the All the bargaining-transactions outlined above are based on the smuggling of materials belonging to the Lager. This is why the SS are so eager to suppress them: the very gold of our teeth is their property, as sooner or later, torn from the mouths of the living or the dead, it ends up in their hands. So it is natural that they should take care that the gold does not leave the camp. — Primo Levi
Auschwitz's Sayings By Witold Pilecki: During the first 3 years at Auschwitz, 2 million people died; over the next 2 During the first 3 years at Auschwitz, 2 million people died; over the next 2 years - 3 million. — Witold Pilecki
Auschwitz's Sayings By Joel C. Rosenberg: The question shouldn't be "Why are you, a Christian, here in a death camp, condemned The question shouldn't be "Why are you, a Christian, here in a death camp, condemned for trying to save Jews?' The real question is "Why aren't all the Christians here? — Joel C. Rosenberg
Auschwitz's Sayings By Thomas Merton: Contemplation in the age of Auschwitz and Dachau, Solovky and Karaganda is something darker and Contemplation in the age of Auschwitz and Dachau, Solovky and Karaganda is something darker and more fearsome than contemplation in the age of the Church Fathers. For that very reason, the urge to seek a path of spiritual light can be a subtle temptation to sin. It certainly is sin if it means a frank rejection of the burden of our age, an escape into unreality and spiritual illusion, so as not to share the misery of other men. — Thomas Merton
Auschwitz's Sayings By Michel Faber: Hey, non dispera! There is a way out. Come to beautiful Oasis. No crime, no Hey, non dispera! There is a way out. Come to beautiful Oasis. No crime, no madness, no bad stuff of any kind, a brand new home, home on the range, no or antelope but hey, accentuate the positive, there never is a discouraging word, nobody rapes you or tries to reminisce about Paris in the springtime, no sense sniffing that old vomit, right? Cut the strings, blank the slate, let go of Auschwitz and the Alamo and the ... the fucking Egyptians for God's sake, who needs it, who cares, focus on tomorrow. Onward and upward. Come to beautiful Oasis. — Michel Faber
Auschwitz's Sayings By Timothy Snyder: Considerably more Polish Jews resident in France were killed than French Jews resident in France. Considerably more Polish Jews resident in France were killed than French Jews resident in France. Statelessness followed these thirty thousands murdered Polish Jews to Paris, to Drancy, to Auschwitz, to the gas chambers, to the crematoria, and to oblivion. — Timothy Snyder
Auschwitz's Sayings By Primo Levi: He was a bricklayer; for fifty years, in Italy, America, France, then again in Italy, He was a bricklayer; for fifty years, in Italy, America, France, then again in Italy, and finally in Germany, he had laid bricks, and every brick had been cemented with curses. He cursed continuously, but not mechanically; he cursed with method and care, acrimoniously, pausing to find the right word, frequently correcting himself and losing his temper when unable to find the word he wanted; then he cursed the curse that would not come. — Primo Levi
Auschwitz's Sayings By Primo Levi: They are the typical product of the structure of the German Lager: if one offers They are the typical product of the structure of the German Lager: if one offers a position of privilege to a few individuals in a state of slavery, exacting in exchange the betrayal of a natural solidarity with their
comrades, there will certainly be someone who will accept. He will be withdrawn from the common law and will become untouchable; the more power that he is given, the more he will be consequently hateful and
hated. When he is given the command of a group of unfortunates, with the right of life or death over them, he will be cruel and tyrannical, because he will understand that if he is not sufficiently so, someone else, judged more suitable, will take over his post.
Moreover, his capacity for hatred, unfulfilled in the direction of the oppressors, will double back, beyond all reason, on the oppressed; and he will only be satisfied when he has unloaded onto his underlings the injury received from above. — Primo Levi
Auschwitz's Sayings By Elie Wiesel: Blessed be God's name? Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fiber in me Blessed be God's name? Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because He caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves? Because he kept six crematoria working day and night, including Sabbath and the Holy Days? Because in His great might, He had created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other factories of death? How could I say to Him: Blessed be Thou, Almighty, Master of the Universe, who chose us among all nations to be tortured day and night, to watch as our fathers, our mothers, our brothers, end up in the furnaces? Praised be Thy Holy Name, for having chosen us to be slaughtered on Thine altar? — Elie Wiesel
Auschwitz's Sayings By Tom Lantos: Europe was not as outraged by Auschwitz as by Guantanamo Bay. Europe was not as outraged by Auschwitz as by Guantanamo Bay. — Tom Lantos
Auschwitz's Sayings By W. H. Auden: Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith. — W. H. Auden
Auschwitz's Sayings By Primo Levi: No one must leave here and so carry to the world, together with the sign No one must leave here and so carry to the world, together with the sign impressed on his skin, the evil tidings of what man's presumption made of man in Auschwitz. — Primo Levi
Auschwitz's Sayings By Miklos Nyiszli: If all men are good, there can be no Auschwitz. If all men are good, there can be no Auschwitz. — Miklos Nyiszli
Auschwitz's Sayings By Roger E. Olson: Someone has said that no theology is worth believing that cannot be preached standing in Someone has said that no theology is worth believing that cannot be preached standing in front of the gates of Auschwitz. I, for one, could not stand at those gates and preach a version of God's sovereignty that makes the extermination of six million Jews, including many children, a part of the will and plan of God such that God foreordained and rendered it certain.18 I want young Calvinists (and others) to know and at least come to terms with the inevitable and unavoidable consequences of what this radical form of Reformed theology teaches. And I want to give their friends and relatives and Spiritual mentors ammunition to use in undermining their sometimes overconfidence in the solidity of their belief system. — Roger E. Olson
Auschwitz's Sayings By Imre Kertesz: No" - I could never be another person's father, fate, god,"No" - it should never No" - I could never be another person's father, fate, god,
"No" - it should never happen to another child, what happened to me; my childhood. (Auschwitz). — Imre Kertesz
Auschwitz's Sayings By Steven Pinker: At a family occasion in the 1990s, I met a relative by marriage who had At a family occasion in the 1990s, I met a relative by marriage who had spent time in Auschwitz. Within seconds of meeting me he clenched my wrist and recounted this story. A group of men had been eating in silence when one of them slumped over dead. The others fell on his body, still covered in diarrhea, and pried a piece of bread from his fingers. As they divided it, a fierce argument broke out when some of the men felt their share was an imperceptible crumb smaller than the others'. To tell a story of such degradation requires extraordinary courage, backed by a confidence that the hearer will understand it as an accounting of the circumstances and not of the men's characters. — Steven Pinker
Auschwitz's Sayings By Sacha Baron Cohen: I remember, when I was in university I studied history, and there was this one I remember, when I was in university I studied history, and there was this one major historian of the Third Reich, Ian Kershaw. And his quote was, 'The path to Auschwitz was paved with indifference.' I know it's not very funny being a comedian talking about the Holocaust, but I think it's an interesting idea that not everyone in Germany had to be a raving anti-Semite. They just had to be apathetic. — Sacha Baron Cohen
Auschwitz's Sayings By Tatiana De Rosnay: I wanted to say sorry, I wanted to tell her I could not forget the I wanted to say sorry, I wanted to tell her I could not forget the roundup, the camp, Michel's death, and the direct train to Auschwitz that had taken her parents away forever. Sorry for what? he had retaliated, why should I, an American, feel sorry, hadn't my fellow countrymen freed France in June 1944? I had nothing to be sorry for, he laughed.
I had looked at him straight in the eyes.
Sorry for not knowing. Sorry for being forty-five years old and not knowing. — Tatiana De Rosnay
Auschwitz's Sayings By Laurence Rees: Michel and Annette Muller's mother, snatched from her children at Beaune-la-Rolande, died at Auschwitz. And Michel and Annette Muller's mother, snatched from her children at Beaune-la-Rolande, died at Auschwitz. And while it was the Nazis who wished her dead, it was the French who put her in harm's way. — Laurence Rees
Auschwitz's Sayings By Primo Levi: I am persuaded that normal human beings are biologically built for an activity that is I am persuaded that normal human beings are biologically built for an activity that is aimed toward a goal and that idleness, or aimless work (like Auschwitz's Arbeit), gives rise to suffering and to atrophy. — Primo Levi
Auschwitz's Sayings By Sean Carroll: The homunculus narrator experiences everything backward - his first memory is Unverdorben's death. He has The homunculus narrator experiences everything backward - his first memory is Unverdorben's death. He has no control over Unverdorben's actions, nor access to his memories, but passively travels through life in reverse order. At first Unverdorben appears to us as a doctor, which strikes the narrator as quite a morbid occupation - patients shuffle into the emergency room, where staff suck medicines out of their bodies and rip off their bandages, sending them out into the night bleeding and screaming. But near the end of the book, we learn that Unverdorben was an assistant at Auschwitz, where he created life where none had been before - turning chemicals and electricity and corpses into living persons. Only now, thinks the narrator, does the world finally make sense. — Sean Carroll
Auschwitz's Sayings By Peter T. King: And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on building bridges, then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from ground zero and move it whether it's uptown or somewhere else, but move it away from that area, the same as the pope directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz. — Peter T. King
Auschwitz's Sayings By Yann Martel: We always see the Holocaust in terms of black-and-white images, barking Germans, cowering Jews. We We always see the Holocaust in terms of black-and-white images, barking Germans, cowering Jews. We know very well-known fixed places like Auschwitz, Birkenau, Treblinka, and Beltzec. Instead, war can live in a couple having a spat, when we say, "That was a real war." We very rarely have the Holocaust live in the terms of today. And I think that's a problem, because it becomes ancient history. — Yann Martel
Auschwitz's Sayings By Elie Wiesel: The American and the British armies liberated camps, there wasn't a single order of the The American and the British armies liberated camps, there wasn't a single order of the day: Let's go and liberate the camp. They stumbled upon the camps. Same thing with the Russians, I asked the Colonel who liberated Auschwitz, they didn't, there wasn't a priority. But I feel that that was a mistake, it was a sin because they could have saved so many people and they didn't. — Elie Wiesel
Auschwitz's Sayings By Emil Fackenheim: For Christians, the first priority may be theological self-understanding. For Jews it is, and after For Christians, the first priority may be theological self-understanding. For Jews it is, and after Auschwitz must be, simple safety for their children. In pursuit of this goal, Jews seek - are morally required to seek - independence of other people's charity. They therefore seek safety - are morally required to seek it - through the existence of a Jewish state. Except among the theologically or humanly perverse, Zionism - the commitment to the safety and genuine sovereignty of the State of Israel - is not negotiable. — Emil Fackenheim
Auschwitz's Sayings By Brennan Manning: And yet it may happen in these most desperate trials of our human existence that And yet it may happen in these most desperate trials of our human existence that beyond any rational explanation, we may feel a nail-scarred Hand clutching ours. We are able, as Etty Hillesun, the Dutch Jewess who died in Auschwitz on November 30, 1943, wrote, "to safeguard that little piece of God in ourselves" and not give way to despair. We make it through the night and darkness gives way to the light of morning. The tragedy radically alters the direction of our lives, but in our vulnerability and defenselessness we experience the power of Jesus in His present risenness. - Abba's Child — Brennan Manning
Auschwitz's Sayings By Jon Kabat-Zinn: These qualities are beautifully encapsulated in the famous statement of Victor Frankl, himself a survivor These qualities are beautifully encapsulated in the famous statement of Victor Frankl, himself a survivor of Auschwitz (and a neurologist and psychologist): "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." MBSR, — Jon Kabat-Zinn
Auschwitz's Sayings By David Foenkinos: Halina tries to picture the American president seated triumphantly behind his desk some 6,000 kilometers Halina tries to picture the American president seated triumphantly behind his desk some 6,000 kilometers west of them. V-E Day, Truman called it: Victory in Europe. But to Halina, the word victory feels hollow. False, even. here's hardly anything victorious about the ruined Warsaw they left, or about the fact that so much of the family is still missing, or about how all around them in what was once Lodz's massive ghetto, they can feel the ghosts of 200,000 Jews - most of whom, it's rumored, met their deaths in the gas vans and chambers of Chelmno and Auschwitz. — David Foenkinos
Auschwitz's Sayings By Glenn Meade: I am reminded of the query made about man's inhumanity to man in the concentration I am reminded of the query made about man's inhumanity to man in the concentration camps. The question was asked: At Auschwitz, tell me, where was God?

And the answer came: Where was man?

For it was men alone who did this evil. Not God or religion or men acting in the name of God or religion. But simply men. — Glenn Meade
Auschwitz's Sayings By David Sedaris: I'd tried to straighten him out, but there's only so much you can do for I'd tried to straighten him out, but there's only so much you can do for a person who thinks Auschwitz is a brand of beer. — David Sedaris
Auschwitz's Sayings By Friedrich Durrenmatt: He had read von Lambert's book on terrorism, there were two pages devoted to the He had read von Lambert's book on terrorism, there were two pages devoted to the Arab resistance movement, von Lambert refused to call them terrorists, which didn't preclude, and he had emphasized this, that nonterrorists were also capable of atrocities, Auschwitz, for instance, was not the work of terrorists but of state employees ... — Friedrich Durrenmatt
Auschwitz's Sayings By Martin Small: In the preceding pages, to paraphrase the words of Auschwitz survivor, writer, and Nobel Prize In the preceding pages, to paraphrase the words of Auschwitz survivor, writer, and Nobel Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, we share Martin Small's personal journey not so that you will understand but so that you will know you can never understand. — Martin Small
Auschwitz's Sayings By Art Spiegelman: I know this is insane, but I somehow wish I had been in Auschwitz with I know this is insane, but I somehow wish I had been in Auschwitz with my parents so I could really know what they lived through! I guess it's some kind of guilt about having had an easier life than they did. — Art Spiegelman
Auschwitz's Sayings By Mark Steyn: CNN? Oh, that's that network with Larry King, who, like the Son of Sam, is CNN? Oh, that's that network with Larry King, who, like the Son of Sam, is a native of Brooklyn. Used to be owned by Ted Turner, who, like the Cincinnati Strangler, is a native of Cincinnati. Now part of Time Warner, founded by the Warner Brothers, the oldest of whom, Harry Warner, like many Auschwitz guards, was a native of Poland. — Mark Steyn