Jewish quotes about the holocaust
Holocaust Quotes (477 quotes)
Holocaust survivor interview, 2017
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It was an act of desperation. We aspired to only one thing: to sell our lives for the highest possible price. What have you allowed to be perpetrated against a defenseless people while you stood aside and let it bleed to death, without offering help or succour, without calling on the fiends to stop, in the language of retribution which alone they would understand. Why do you profane our pain and wrath with empty expressions of sympathy which ring like a mockery in the ears of millions of the damned in the torture house of Nazi Europe? Why have you not even supplied arms to our ghetto rebels, as you have done for the partisans and underground fighters of other nations? Why did you not help us establish contacts with them, as you have done in the case of the partisans in Greece and Yugoslavia and the underground movements elsewhere? If, instead of Jews, thousands of English, American or Russian women, children and aged had been tortured every day, burnt to death, asphyxiated in gas chambers-would you have acted in the same way?
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "holocaust" Showing of More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions. Despite the mayhem that followed, Bruno found that he was still holding Shmuel's hand in his own and nothing in the world would have persuaded him to let go. He wondered to himself. And who decided which people wore the striped pajamas and which people wore the uniforms?
The Holocaust , derived from the Greek holokaustos or fire sacrifice , also known as the Shoah , was a genocide in which approximately seventeen million people, including six million Jews , were killed by the German military, under the command of Adolf Hitler , and its local collaborators. Between and Jews, Gypsies , Slavs , communists , homosexuals , the mentally and physically disabled and members of other political and religious groups were targeted and methodically murdered in the largest genocide of the 20th century. Auschwitz existed within history, not outside of it. The main lesson I learned there is simple: We Jews should never, ever become like our tormentors . Since it has become obvious that political Zionism has one monolithic aim: Maximum land in Palestine with a minimum of Palestinians on it.