Holocaust Quotes

The Nazis victimized some people for what they did, some for what they refused to do, some for what they were, and some for the fact that they were. - John Conway

 

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

 

Holocaust Memorial Day is intended as an inclusive commemoration of all the individuals and communities who suffered as a result of the Holocaust -- not only Jews, but also Gypsies, Slavs, homosexuals, political prisoners and dozens of ethnic and other minorities. - Jack Straw

 

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

 

When I teach about the Holocaust, I use it to try and get people to understand that the values that led to Hitler's election and the theories behind the mass execution of Jews were also prominent and are prominent in American society. - Ralph Leck

 

For me the Holocaust was not only a Jewish tragedy, but also a human tragedy. After the war, when I saw that the Jews were talking only about the tragedy of six million Jews, I sent letters to Jewish organizations asking them to talk also about the millions of others who were persecuted with us together - many of them only because they helped Jews. - Simon Wiesenthal

 

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 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

 

No one yet knows what awaits the Jews in the twenty-first century, but we must make every effort to ensure that it is better than what befell them in the twentieth, the century of the Holocaust. - Benjamin Netanyahu

 

... in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquillity will return again. - Anne Frank

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Nuclear holocaust might eliminate the Internet.-Taylor Hanson

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
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