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“... Dachau has been my own lifelong point of no return. Between the moment when I walked through the gate of that prison, with its infamous motto, 'Arbeit Macht Frei,' and when I walked out at the end of a day that had no ordinary scale of hours, I was changed, and how I looked at the human condition, the world we live in, changed ... Years of war had taught me a great deal, but war was nothing like Dachau. Compared to Dachau, war was clean.”
“Why the black answer of hate / to your existence, Israel? / ... / In the others' choir / you always sang / one note lower / or one note higher ...”
“O the chimneys / On the ingeniously devised habitations of death / When Israel's body drifted as smoke / Through the air ...”
“World, do not ask those snatched from death / where they are going, / they are always going to their graves.”
“The evil of the Holocaust was realized through the exercise of a certain kind of power — coercive power. It was a power that sought to dominate and control. It was a power legitimated through law, buttressed by propaganda, augmented by terror, and affected through all the institutions of society.”
“[During a pre-war interview with Hitler when he screamed at her, 'The Jews! The Jews! What are you doing about the Jews in America?':] Why nothing. We think we're just as good as they are.”