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The Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives,
by Aharon Appelfeld

The Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives,
but it also has become a metaphor for our century.
There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it.
Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him.
- Aharon Appelfeld

The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe,
but of his individuality.
This is a very narrow-minded situation.
- Aharon Appelfeld

People who lose their parents when young are permanently in love with them.
- Aharon Appelfeld

It took me fifty years to deal with the Holocaust at all.
And I did it in a literary way.
- Leonard Baskin

 

The Holocaust also shows us how a combination of events
and attitudes can erode a society's democratic values.
- Tim Holden

Yet, nearly 6 decades after the Holocaust concluded,
Anti-Semitism still exists as the scourge of the world.
- Eliot Engel

The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.
- Stephen Ambrose

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The holocaust against the unborn is the greatest sin
they could ever do or even ever participate in.
- Norma McCorvey

You can talk about Holocaust denial,
but it's really marginal for the most part.
What is compelling about the Armenian genocide,
is how it has been forgotten.
- Atom Egoyan

The radio even weren't allowed to say there was a Holocaust
and people were being killed right,
left and center in these terrible camps.
- Patrick Macnee

We do a lot of shows for young people who have probably
never been to the theater before and they are learning about the Holocaust,
which unhappily, many of them do not know about.
- Linda Lavin

Father God, we just ask You to open Your wide,
wide arms and look down upon us, Lord,
and lead us, and let us know what we should do to stop this,
this terrible, terrible holocaust.
- Norma McCorvey

Nuclear holocaust might eliminate the Internet.
- Taylor Hanson

As freedom-loving people across the globe hope for an end to tyranny,
we will never forget the enormous suffering of the Holocaust.
- Bob Beauprez

The whole Indian thing, I always say it's really the American holocaust.
It's something we need to look at.
- Skeet Ulrich

I've never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984.
Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss
are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal.
- Benazir Bhutto

I have a ton of Holocaust stuff, and some of it is really hard core.
- Sarah Silverman

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history.
I mean in this century's history.
But we all lived in this century.
I didn't live in this century.
- Dan Quayle

For while the threat of nuclear holocaust has been significantly reduced,
the world remains a very unsettled and dangerous place.
- William S. Cohen

The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our
confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all.
- Timothy Radcliffe

God must have been on leave during the Holocaust.
- Simon Wiesenthal

There must be people who remember World War II and
the Holocaust who can help us get out of this rut.
- Martin Scorsese

We cannot calculate the numbers of people who left,
fled or were fished out of Europe just ahead of the Holocaust.
- Gene Tierney

The Iranian regime gives financial support to terrorist
organizations all over the world,
denies the Holocaust, and calls for the wiping the
state of Israel from the map,
while developing long-range missiles and trying to obtain nuclear weapon.
- Moshe Katsav

Following the Second World War, we are a country of one ethnicity.
After the moving of the borders, after the tragedy
of the Holocaust and the murder of Polish Jews,
we don't have large minority groups.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

I most sincerely wish that the world in which we live
be free from the threat of a nuclear holocaust and
from the ruinous arms race.
It is my cherished desire that peace be not separated
from freedom which is the right of every nation.
This I desire and for this I pray.
- Lech Walesa

In the First World War, there was the sudden passion of nationalism,
and the killing took place because of these emotions.
But the Soviet case is different, because you had systematic murder,
like the Holocaust.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

The Holocaust committed by the Nazis turned this country,
where most of the European Jews used to live and where
their culture used to flourish,
into a massive grave.
This is why initiatives to revive Jewish culture in Poland is so important.
- Marek Belka

There was a taboo as a result of the Holocaust that
people respected that anti-Semitism was an ugly thing and should be avoided.
Now that taboo seems to have been broken with impunity.
- Steven T. Katz

Jewish immigration in the 20th century was fueled by the Holocaust,
which destroyed most of the European Jewish community.
The migration made the United States the home of the
largest Jewish population in the world.
- Jon Porter

One reason that I embarked on a study of Nazi doctors
was that in this personal journey,
I had the feeling increasingly that I did want to do
a Holocaust study and that increasingly I wanted it to be of perpetrators,
which I thought was more needed.
- Robert Jay Lifton

The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice,
racism and stereotyping on a society.
It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship
and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.
- Tim Holden

We in the United States should be all the more thankful
for the freedom and religious tolerance we enjoy.
And we should always remember the lessons learned from the Holocaust,
in hopes we stay vigilant against such inhumanity now and in the future.
- Charlie Dent

In Italy, the country where fascism was born,
we have a particular relation with the Holocaust,
but as a turning point in history it belongs to everybody in the world.
It is a part of humanity.
- Roberto Benigni

The United Nations was founded in the aftermath of World War II,
just as the world was beginning to learn the full horrors
of history's worst genocide,
the Holocaust that consumed 6 million Jews and 3 million others in Europe.
- Linda Chavez

The President of Iran has called for the destruction
of Israel and the West and has even denied the holocaust took place.
Iran and its terrorist arm Hezbollah are responsible
for the current conflicts between Israel and Lebanon.
- Michael McCaul

It is deeply shocking and incomprehensible to me that
despite volumes of documentation and living witnesses
who can attest to the horrors of the Holocaust,
there are still those who would deny it.
- Mark Udall

This [the Holocaust] must never happen again. ...
Be vigilant about your rights.
Care about the rights and human dignity of others.
When the rights of any group, no matter how small,
no matter how marginal, are violated,
your liberty, your freedom is put at risk.
Let there never be a day when we cast about in horror
and have to ask the question, "How did it ever come to this?"
- Thomas Childers, Ph.D., Professor of History,
University of Pennsylvania, in the closing remarks
of his six-hour Teaching Company audio lecture series

The most central ingredient in the recipe
for living Simply An Inspired Life
is to Make Joyful CHOICES.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

The job of the Central Bank is to worry.
- Alice Rivlin

But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries
in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability.
- Omar Bongo

The evidence points to central Asia as man's original home,
for the general movement of human migrations has been
outward from that region and not inward.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Sometime I write a song off a central idea,
instead of emotion.
- Ken Hill

The actual gap between Labor, Likud and the new central party is microscopic.
- Amos Oz

As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality
of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons
forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties.
- Arthur Henderson

So the search for a father in Central Station is also a search for a country.
- Walter Salles

Memory is quite central for me.
Part of it is that I like the actual texture of writing through memory.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

That's what I think regions are about,
making central government more accountable and fairer.
- John Prescott

Russia will occupy most of the good food lands of central
Europe while we have the industrial portions.
We must find some way of persuading Russia to play ball.
- Henry L. Stimson

Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes
conservation the central order of business.
- Christopher Lasch

Central banks don't have divine wisdom.
They try to do the best analysis they can and must
be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
- Mary Kay Ash

If information and knowledge are central to democracy,
they are the conditions for development.
- Kofi Annan

'm really proud of it.
To me, it's a movie about character behavior and the
pecking order of the pack,
as well as the central character's massive survival guilt.
- Dwight Yoakam

The central problem of novel-writing is causality.
- Jorge Luis Borges

You can get the true essence of New Yorkers by just
hanging out in Central Park.
- Andy Roddick

The fashions of the ages vary in this direction and that,
but they vary for the most part from a central road
which was struck out by the imagination of Greece.
- Gilbert Murray

Perhaps of all the most basic elements of music,
rhythm most directly affects our central nervous system.
- George Crumb

Japan's experience suggests the importance of assessing
the sustainability of price stability over a fairly long period,
which many central banks have emphasized in recent years.
- Toshihiko Fukui

Mostly, I was only interested in television as a kid,
and the majority of reading material I collected was
an adjunct to that central concern,
comic books and magazines included.
- Chris Ware

Increasingly, the central question is becoming who
will have access to the information these machines
must have in storage to guarantee that the right decisions are made.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

And think of how we challenged the idea of a male dominated
Parliament with All-Women shortlists and made the cause
of gender equality central to our government.
We were right to do so.
- Ed Miliband

If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues,
it wouldn't be worth publishing.
- Alan Paton

In fact, there was general agreement that minds can
exist on nonbiological substrates and that algorithms
are of central importance to the existence of minds.
- Vernor Vinge

My role in it was not as central as it was in some
of the later cases considering I was younger then and
I was playing a role of co-counsel on the case.
- Floyd Abrams

There is a European Central Bank, of course,
established and it has the structure similar to the Federal Reserve system,
not precisely the same but similar.
- Robert C. Solomon

The solution is to first create an integrated economic
development and recreation plan that addresses the
needs of the people who live and recreate in central Idaho.
- Michael K. Simpson

The central role in the fight against terrorism is
with national authorities.
- Gijs de Vries

We saw hundreds of programs to redevelop the central city,
the neighborhoods, in the past.
- Jane Byrne

The central question is simply put: What did the president
know and when did he know it?
- Howard H. Baker, Jr.

There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole -
women and men alike -
than the one which involves women as central players.
- Kofi Annan


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