holocaust

A Quote by Neil Gaiman on neil gaiman, comics, holocaust, and maus

You can say "This is a bad comic." You can't say "This is bad because it's a comic."

Neil Gaiman (1960 -)

Source: http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2008/02/coraline-trailer.html

Contributed by: Omi-Omi

A Quote by sam harris on nazi, catholicism, churh, belief, faith, jews, jew, wwii, ww2, pope, and holocaust

[REGARDING CATHOLIC CHURCH OFFICIALLY ASSISTING NAZIS IN TRACKING AND COLLECTING JEWS]
Daniel Goldhagen

... Goldhagen also reminds us that not a single German Catholic was excommunicated before, during, or after the war, “after committing crimes as great as any in human history.”  This is really an extraordinary fact.  Throughout this period, the church continued to excommunicate theologians and scholars in droves for holding unorthodox views and to proscribe books by the hundreds, and yet not a single perpetrator of genocide – of whom there were countless examples – succeeded in furrowing Pope Pius XII’s censorious brow.

sam harris

Source: The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason, Pages: 103

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Edward Rodman "Rod" Serling on anti-semitism, holocaust, nazism, nazis, jews, prejudice, racism, and shoah

Dachau is left standing because it must be. All the Dachaus -- all the Belsens, all the Buchenwalds, all the Auschwitzes -- all of it. They must remain standing because they are a monument to a moment in time when some men decided to turn the Earth into a graveyard. Into it they shoveled all of their reason, their logic, their knowledge...but worst of all, their consciences. And the moment we forget this, the moment we cease to be haunted by its remembrance, then we become the gravediggers. Something to think about, something to dwell on and remember...not only in the Twilight Zone, but wherever men walk God's Earth.

Rod Serling (1924 - 1975)

Source: "Death's-Head Revisited," episode of The Twilight Zone, 1961

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Hannah Szenes on judaism, holocaust, blessing, sacrifice, and dedication

Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame.

Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart.

Blessed is the heart with strength to stop its beating for honor's sake.

Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame.

Hannah Szenes

Contributed by: Barry

A Quote by Raphie on holocaust, world war ii, when good men do nothing, and murder war

She told me there was a reason God had taken the young man, his corpse riddled with 15 stab wounds and 83 bullets. I told her "There is a reason indeed. Same way as there was a reason 12 million Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Gays Handicapped and others died back during World War II. A whole lotta good men did exactly what they are doing now. You don’t know what that is? Exactly.You would know if they were."

Raphie Frank

Contributed by: Raphie

A Quote by Annie Dillard on history, holocaust, humanity, war, news, current events, bomb, warfare, news, and media

Is it not late?  A late time to be living?  Are not our generations the crucial ones?  For we have changed the world.  Are not our heightened times the important ones?  For we have nuclear bombs.  Are we not especially significant because our century is? - our century and its unique Holocaust, its refugee populations, its serial totalitarian exterminations; our century and its antibiotics, silicon chips, men on the moon, and spliced genes?  No, we are not and it is not.  These times of ours are ordinary times, a slice of life like any other.  Who can bear to hear this, or who will consider it?...
Take away the bomb threat and what are we?  Ordinary beads on a never-ending string.  Our time is a routine twist of an improbable yarn...
There must be something heroic about our time, something that lifts it above all those other times.  Plague?  Funny weather?  Dire things are happening...
Why are we watching the news, reading the news, keeping up with the news?  Only to enforce our fancy - probably a necessary lie - that these are crucial times, and we are in on them.  Newly revealed, and we are in the know: crazy people, bunches of them.  New diseases, shifts in power, floods!  Can the news from dynastic Egypt have been any different?

Annie Dillard (nee Doak) (1945 -)

Source: For the Time Being (Vintage), Pages: 30..32

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Yehuda L. Bialer on children, death, deed, disaster, eternity, generations, heart, holocaust, people, silence, sons, spirit, and tyranny

Son of man, keep not silent, forget not deeds of tyranny. Cry out at the disaster of a people, recount it unto your children and they unto theirs. From generation to generation the hordes swept in, ran wild and savage and there was no deliverance, valiance, and revolt. How the mighty are fallen, the great in spirit and stout of heart, walking to their death with a halo of eternity. (reference to the Holocaust)

Yehuda L. Bialer

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by B. F. Skinner on behavior, change, control, environment, holocaust, nations, needs, people, pollution, population, and war

Better contraceptives will control population only if people will use them. A nuclear holocaust can be prevented only if the conditions under which nations make war can be changed. The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned. We need to make vast changes in human behavior.

B. F. Skinner

Source: Beyond Freedom and Dignity

Contributed by: Zaady

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