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Family Quotes

My father was crying. It was the first time I saw him cry. I had never thought it possible. As for my mother, she was walking, her face a mask, without a word, deep in thought. I looked at my littl...

Religion Quotes

He [Moishe] told me what had happened to him and his companions. The train with the deportees had crossed the Hungarian border and, once in Polish territory, had been taken over by the Gestapo. The...

Lies and Deceit Quotes

The trees were in bloom. It was a year like so many others, with its spring, its engagements, its weddings, and its births. The people were saying, "The Red Army is advancing with giant strides ...

Identity Quotes

From that moment on, everything happened very quickly. The race toward death had begun. First edict: Jews were prohibited form leaving their residences for three days, under penalty of death. [R...

Mortality Quotes

He closed his eyes, as if to escape time. "You don't understand," he said in despair. "You cannot understand. I was saved miraculously. I succeeded in coming back. Where did I get my strength? I wa...

Freedom and Confinement Quotes

From that moment on, everything happened very quickly. The race toward death had begun. First edict: Jews were prohibited form leaving their residences for three days, under penalty of death. [R...

Violence Quotes

He [Moishe] told me what had happened to him and his companions. The train with the deportees had crossed the Hungarian border and, once in Polish territory, had been taken over by the Gestapo. The...

Race Quotes

My father’s view was that it was not all bleak, or perhaps he just did not want to discourage the others, to throw salt on their wounds: "The yellow star? So what? It’s not lethal ̷...
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