It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.
No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.
When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.
Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe.
For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.
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