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Holocaust Quotes

15 of the best book quotes about holocaust
  1. #1
    “The man’s face and body told the story more eloquently than his words: pain-haunted eyes, shaking hands that could not forget.”
  2. #2
    “Their lost voices must continue to be heard.”
  3. #3
    “Groups, staring at the ground, looking horribly sad; they all had one thing in common: they were all terribly skinny and their eyes were sunken and they all had shaved heads”
  4. #4
    “Why was being Jewish so dreadful? Why were Jews being treated like this?”
  5. #5
    “I wanted to tell them, that I knew, that I remembered, and that I could not forget.′
  6. #6
    “Sometimes, Miss Jarmond, it’s not easy to bring back the past. There are unpleasant surprises. The truth is harder than ignorance.”
  7. #7
    “She did not bow her head in shame. She stood straight, her chin high. She wiped away the tears.”
  1. #8
    “I cannot bear the weight of my past. Yet I cannot throw away the key to your cupboard.”
  2. #9
    “The eyes of a woman in the face of a ten-year-old girl.”
  3. #10
    “The girl wondered: These policemen... didn’t they have families, too? Didn’t they have children? Children they went home to? How could they treat children this way? Were they told to do so, or did they act this way naturally? Were they in fact machines, not human beings? She looked closely at them. They seemed of flesh and bone. They were men. She couldn’t understand.”
  4. #11
    “I’ll find a way to go back and save him, I’ll find a way.”
  5. #12
    “In that sheltered, gentle life that seemed far away, the girl would have believed her mother. She used to believe everything her mother said. But in this harsh new world, the girl felt she had grown up. She felt older than her mother. She knew the other women were saying the truth. She knew the rumors were true. She did not know how to explain this to her mother. Her mother had become like a child.”
  6. #13
    “She had grown up too much to be afraid anymore. She was no longer a baby. Her parents would be proud of her. That’s what she wanted them to be. Proud because she had escaped from that camp. Proud because she was going to Paris, to save her brother. Proud, because she wasn’t afraid.”
  7. #14
    “You get attached to places, you know. Like people, I suppose.”
  8. #15
    “There came the news, at first somewhat guarded, then, a few days later, clear and outspoken, of the German concentration camps.”

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