Maus: A Survivor's Tale Quotes
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“It was many, many such stories – synagogues burned, Jews beaten with no reason, whole towns pushing out all Jews – each story worse than the other.” (I.2.35)
Warfare (The Holocaust) Quotes
“He wrote that we had to give over the grandparents even if they took only him away now.” (I.4.89)
“Well, Jew, don’t worry. We’ll find work for you!” (I.3.53)
Memory and the Past Quotes
“It would take many books, my life, and no one wants anyway to hear such stories.” (I.1.14)
“No! You don’t know counting pills. I’ll do it after … I’m an expert for this.” (I.2.32)
Guilt and Blame Quotes
“So…are you going out to Queens?” “No way – I’d rather feel guilty! Besides, I’m too busy, and he can easily afford to hire somebody.” (I.4.99)
Morality and Ethics Quotes
“Friends? Your friends? If you lock them together in a room with no food for a week…Then you could see what it is, friends! …” (I.vi)
Art and Culture Quotes
“A new tape recorder…Writing things down is just too hard.” (I.4.75)
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