Simon Wiesenthal - Quotes

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God must have been on leave during the Holocaust. ---->>>

For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing. ---->>>

Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.

Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.

The history of man is the history of crimes, and history can repeat. So information is a defence. Through this we can build, we must build, a defence against repetition.

The history of man is the history of crimes, and history can repeat. So information is a defence. Through this we can build, we must build, a defence against repetition.

I know I am not only the bad conscience of the Nazis. I am also the bad conscience of the Jews. Because what I have taken up as my duty was everybody's duty. ---->>>

Violence is like a weed - it does not die even in the greatest drought. ---->>>

Justice for crimes against humanity must have no limitations. ---->>>

What connects two thousand years of genocide? Too much power in too few hands. ---->>>

There is no denying that Hitler and Stalin are alive today... they are waiting for us to forget, because this is what makes possible the resurrection of these two monsters. ---->>>

Survival is a privilege which entails obligations. I am forever asking myself what I can do for those who have not survived. ---->>>

Discovering witnesses is just as important as catching criminals. ---->>>

For your benefit, learn from our tragedy. It is not a written law that the next victims must be Jews. It can also be other people. ---->>>

Technology without hatred can be a blessing. Technology with hatred is always a disaster. ---->>>

When history looks back, I want people to know that the Nazis could not kill millions of people with impunity.

When history looks back, I want people to know that the Nazis could not kill millions of people with impunity.

The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.

The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.

The combination of hatred and technology is the greatest danger threatening mankind.

The combination of hatred and technology is the greatest danger threatening mankind.

The end was surely near. The Nazis killed you only when you were naked, because they knew, psychologically, that naked people never resist. ---->>>

We know that we are not collectively guilty, so how can we accuse any other nation, no matter what some of its people have done, of being collectively guilty? ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Austrian
Born: 12-31, 1908
Birthplace: Buchach, Kingdom of Galicia, Austria-Hungary
Die: 09-20, 2005
Occupation: Activist

Simon Wiesenthal (31 December 1908 – 20 September 2005) was a Jewish Austrian Holocaust survivor, Nazi hunter, and writer. He studied architecture and was living in Lwów at the outbreak of World War II. He survived the Janowska concentration camp (late 1941 to September 1944), the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp (September to October 1944), the Gross-Rosen concentration camp, a death march to Chemnitz, Buchenwald, and the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp (February to 5 May 1945) (wikipedia)