Quotes that should never be forgotten

“Sooner or later in life, everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unreliable, but there are few who pause to consider the antithesis: that perfect unhappiness is equally unobtainable . . . Our ever-sufficient knowledge of the future opposes it and this is called in the one instance: hope.”
― Primo Levi, Survival in Auschwitz

“I weep for my fate, for what I have left to see.”
― Chil Rajchman, The Last Jew of Treblinka

“The past is gone. My life is a miracle! With gratitude to God, I am still here to remember and to tell what happened to me during the Holocaust of WWII.”
― Leah Cik Roth, My Eyes Looking Back at Me: Insight Into a Survivor’s Soul

“The Nazis not only had subtle ways of destroying human life and dignity, they were equally good at desecrating the graves of the dead ― something that is held sacred and ring-fenced with care within the culture of every single tribe and nation in the world.”
― Tadeusz Pankiewicz, The Cracow Ghetto Pharmacy

“Like many other survivors, I feel an obligation to tell my story again and again. The Holocaust was the scientifically designed, state-sponsored murder of the Jewish people by Nazi Germany and its allies. The Holocaust should never be forgotten and should never happen again.”
― Rena Finder, My Survival: A Girl on Schindler’s List

“People are feeling and sensing a return of anti-Semitism – even in Europe, which, seventy years after the Holocaust, is a very scary thing. I think they are feeling that Israel is very isolated and doesn’t always get what they see as fair treatment in the European media.”
– Jonathan Sacks

“For the survivor who chooses to testify, it is clear: his duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living. He has no right to deprive future generations of a past that belongs to our collective memory. To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time” .
– Elie Wiesel

Source: Brainy Quote

About the Author
Slavica Milosevic is an author from Montenegro. She loves to write and has had several books published. Slavica spent months in Israel to immerse herself and learn more about Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She studies Art History and Theory.
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