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People ask all the time what I learned in the camps. But the camps weren’t

People ask all the time what I learned in the camps. But the camps weren’t therapy. What do you think these places were? Universities? We didn’t go there to learn. One becomes very clear about these things. What are you asking for? Forgiveness for her? Or
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

It wasn't my choice to write this story...it was my responsibility.

It wasn't my choice to write this story...it was my responsibility.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Rumors are the children of truth.

Rumors are the children of truth.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Birkenau simmered in the July sun like some hideous brew, a witch's potion

Birkenau simmered in the July sun like some hideous brew, a witch's potion of blood, sweat, smoke, and excrement worthy of something the weird sisters might have cooked up in Macbeth.
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I remember as a child of eight being told by a young friend that I had kill

I remember as a child of eight being told by a young friend that I had killed Christ. That was news to me. It's a common experience for the Jewish young. Should later generations of Germans be burdened with the guilt arising from the profound inhumanity o
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He had defended himself against death from without, and then it had carried

He had defended himself against death from without, and then it had carried him off from within.
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Last night I dreamt Moses and I were rowing underwater.We could breathe and

Last night I dreamt Moses and I were rowing underwater.We could breathe and talk to one another.We rowed past schools of fish and sea anemones and Moses named them for me.”—Jules Finn
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Time collapsed into a delicate dark pencil brushed against oureyebrows, the

Time collapsed into a delicate dark pencil brushed against oureyebrows, the emergent rumble of crowds gathering above our heads. Weslid into our costumes. Pirate, outlaw, futuristic rebels. Red,purple, gold. Chains hanging from our belts, tight black trou
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Our glass train, on fragile tracksBeneath bombs that fall like the floodTo

Our glass train, on fragile tracksBeneath bombs that fall like the floodTo wash away the shards—But all this sorrow will recedeAnd we will leaveTwo by twoAnd until then, I will only think of you.
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We were masters of nature, masters of the world. We had forgotten everythin

We were masters of nature, masters of the world. We had forgotten everything--death, fatigue, our natural needs. Stronger than cold or hunger, stronger than the shots and the desire to die, condemned and wandering, mere numbers, we were the only men on ea
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It is always a mistake to underestimate how long it takes for mankind to un

It is always a mistake to underestimate how long it takes for mankind to understand the traumas it has suffered, especially the self-inflicted ones.
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society has an embarrassing history of denial

society has an embarrassing history of denial
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