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  •  I have read several books on this nightmare (6+ / 0-)
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    In the last couple of months. I lost count how many, actually.

    It's almost hard to fathom how this managed to happen. The numbers are so huge, the stories so heart-rending, beyond words.

    How was this possible? The perfect storm of human depravity.

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    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 09:06:44 PM PST

    •  I've Seen Camp Arm Tattoos, and I'm Less Jewish (6+ / 0-)

      than Liam Neeson. The tattooed people talked like people I've seen or studied from survival crises at sea, or war combat survival conditions.

      Whatever all contributed to it, it sure as hell must have happened if someone as far removed as I am could run into original evidence as early in life as I did.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 09:24:14 PM PST

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      •  Marion Wollstein's father had the tattoos. (4+ / 0-)
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        She was my playmate. I saw them when I was about 6 or 7.  I did not know what they were until years later.

        I used to be Snow White. And then I drifted. - Mae West

        by CherryTheTart on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 10:57:58 PM PST

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      •  I was more oblivious to it than (1+ / 0-)
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        I'd like to admit, for much longer than I should have been.

        I've been making up for lost time.

        It's profoundly disturbing, but reading of it is nothing compared to those who actually suffered through it.

        It's something that has to be remembered.

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        Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
        ~ Jerry Garcia

        by DeadHead on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 11:24:11 PM PST

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        •  The Holocaust was not a topic (0+ / 0-)

          of conversation anywhere. This is because the Jews didn't want to use the survivors, to exploit them and to make them go through hearing about and remembering  more than they wanted. Arabs make martyrs and heros of their war dead; Jews want to protect them and their survivors.

          Germans, and many others, (US, Great Britain, France, Poland, & etc.) were keen to put behind them their actions and not face up to their guilt. We still haven't done so about our, US's guilt

          I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

          by samddobermann on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 07:57:19 PM PST

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