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Naomi Ellis
They know about the Holocaust. They know about Nazis.
Mar 19 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Holocaust. 86 people are quoted and you can read 106 citations of them about Holocaust. Ronald Blank, Elie Wiesel and László Nemes, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Ronald Blank said: “I'll be very honest about it. I really don't need any physical or mental connection. But I want to. I want to go to sleep and have somebody close to me, not for any other reason but to be sure that someone cares. That's all.”.
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Ben Stern

I was reborn. I did not forget what happened to me, but I was determined to rebuild the family that I lost and speak out on the pain and losses that so many people gave their lives for no reason only because they were hated because of their particular religion. We found a mixture of religions being accepted and that was opening the door for a free life, that was a gift that until today I am thankful for the opportunity to enjoy the freedom to build the beautiful family that I have.

Costa Rêgo

If it does not fill up, the city's water system will collapse by mid-year. It would be a holocaust. You would have to evacuate the city.

Robert Fico

Today we see people in the parliament and regional government using the fascist salute (…) we see statements challenging the results of the World War Two and the Holocaust on a daily basis.

Robert Fico

Today we see people in the parliament and regional government using the fascist salute (...) we see statements challenging the results of the World War Two and the Holocaust on a daily basis.

Robert Reich

Such a vision would only alienate America from the rest of the world, destroying our nation's moral authority abroad and risking everything we love about our country. Unsupervised by people who know what they're doing, Trump and Bannon could also bring the world closer to a nuclear holocaust.

Yvette Cooper

This is not just about the impact of British citizens, one of our closest allies has chosen to ban refugees and target Muslims and all he can say is 'well, it wouldn't be our policy' - that is not good enough. Has he urged the US administration to lift this order, to help refugees and to stop targeting Muslims? This order was signed on Holocaust Memorial Day - for the sake of history, for heaven's sake, have the guts to speak out!

Tim Kaine

The final solution was about the slaughter of Jews. We have to remember this. This is what Holocaust denial is. It's either to deny that it happened or many Holocaust deniers acknowledge, Oh yeah people were killed. But it was a lot of innocent people. Jews weren't targeted.' The fact that they did that and imposed this religious test against Muslims in the executive orders on the same day, this is not a coincidence.

Tim Kaine

All of these things are happening together. When you have the chief political adviser in the White House, Steve Bannon, who is connected with a news organization that traffics in white supremacy and anti-Semitism and they put out a Holocaust statement that omits any mention of Jews. President Obama, President Bush always talk about the Holocaust in connection with the slaughter of Jews. The final solution was about the slaughter of Jews. We have to remember this. This is what Holocaust denial is.

Reince Priebus - Republican National Committee

President Trump is not willing to get this wrong which is why he wants to move forward quickly and protect Americans. I recognize, in fact, obviously that that was what the Holocaust was about. It's a horrible event. And obviously a miserable time in history that we remember here at the White House and certainly will never forget the Jewish people that suffered in World War II. And there was no harm or ill-will or offense intended by any of that.

Reince Priebus - Republican National Committee

I recognize, in fact, obviously that that was what the Holocaust was about. It's a horrible event. And obviously a miserable time in history that we remember here at the White House and certainly will never forget the Jewish people that suffered in World War II. Everyone's suffering in the Holocaust including, obviously, all of the Jewish people affected and the miserable genocide that occurred is something that we consider to be extraordinarily sad and something that can never be forgotten and something that if we could wipe it off of the history books we could. But we can't.

Dick Durbin

History will judge where America's leaders stood today. Faced with the humanitarian crisis of our time, the United States cannot turn its back on children fleeing persecution, genocide, and terror. During the Holocaust we failed to fulfill to our duty to humanity. We cannot allow mindless fear to lead us into another regretful chapter in our history.

Kamala Harris

Make no mistake – this is a Muslim ban. We have opened our doors to those fleeing violence and oppression for decades, by presidents on both sides of the aisle. During the Holocaust, we failed to let refugees like Anne Frank into our country. We can't let history repeat itself.

Daniel W. Drezner

Dear @POTUS: on Holocaust Remembrance Day my synagogue told me the Syrian refugee family we're sponsoring is not coming.

Krystyna Szpigiel

I constantly cry, constantly, because our psyche was mutilated, because we were camp children. Although I was not in Auschwitz but in the camp in Lodz. They called it 'small Auschwitz' for Polish youth and children. There were such (harsh) rigors and the procedures were so cruel towards us.

Mala Tribich

I'm doing it, yes because indeed I want to see racism and antisemitism and discrimination and all these things that are so detrimental to society. I want to see them disappear.

Daniel Sugarman

I thought it was extremely impressive. Obviously in the past you will have gone into auditoriums perhaps and seen videos of people giving over testimony, but the interactive experience it was quite remarkable.

Jan Zaryn

After decades of silence there should be a museum that introduces the phenomenon and specificity of the Polish historical experience. We should do something like what the Jewish community has done, which managed to arrange around the Holocaust all the other events of World War II.

Shahak Shapira

No historical event compares to the Holocaust. It's up to you how to behave at a memorial site that marks the death of 6 million people. Yes, some people's behaviour at the memorial site is indeed disrespectful. But the victims are dead, so they're probably busy doing dead people's stuff rather than caring about that.

Sergei Loznitsa

Now, people don't remember, and sometimes I think they don't even understand where they are and what the places are about.

Jessie Daniels

Google doesn't have to make the secret sauce of its algorithm public to make changes. They can certainly say if your site promulgates hatred against an entire group of people ... we're not going to serve it up to users.

Heidi Beirich - Southern Poverty Law Center

Facebook is getting slaughtered on the fake news front, but in many ways, this Google problem is more insidious. People might assume that what they're getting is vetted, and that certainly is not the case. You can go down a rabbit hole of hate because they're going to keep providing it to you.

Theresa May

It means there will be one definition of anti-Semitism – in essence, language or behaviour that displays hatred towards Jews because they are Jews – and anyone guilty of that will be called out on it.

Jan Tomasz Gross

While one could accept, when they opened the investigation, that they are responding to a number of complaints from the public and that it's a matter of a prosecutor's office doing its job, now it is clear that this is a political case in the making.

Jan Tomasz Gross

Consider the Poles, who, deservedly proud of their society's anti-Nazi resistance, actually killed more Jews than Germans during the war.

Ben Cardin

It is reprehensible and, frankly, disgusting that a democratically elected leader is talking about the mass murder of his own people, with Hitler's Holocaust as his inspiration, no less.

Martin Schaefer

Any comparison of the singular atrocities of the Holocaust with anything else is totally unacceptable.

Tatsuya Sumida

We were so relieved. We were worried if those Pokémon were really going to go away in time. We consider the park a sacred place where we pray for the victims of the atomic bombings. It was unlikely the game would return to the serious site.

Dave Rubin

According to Twitter Milo is bad, Ayatollah [Ali] Khamenei, who regularly calls for another Holocaust, less bad. #FreeMilo.

Roger Alpher - Haaretz

What were you doing there, Elie Wiesel? Netanyahu is my prime minister. You are not an Israeli citizen. You do not live here. The Iranian threat to destroy Israel does not apply to you. You are a Jew who lives in America. This is not your problem.

Ben Cardin

His light in this world will be greatly missed. Psychopath' - it's too nice a word for him.

Perry Berkowitz

This is really the double tragedy of it (Wiesel's death), not only the loss of someone who was so rare and unusual but the fact that those ranks are thinning out. At the same time anti-Semitism, Holocaust revisionism keeps rising. The fear is that when there are no more survivors left, will the world learn the lesson because those voices will be silenced.

Elie Wiesel

I have already been the beneficiary of so many miracles, which I know I owe to my ancestors. All I have achieved has been and continues to be dedicated to their murdered dreams - and hopes.

Elie Wiesel

Don't go to Bitburg. That place is not your place. Your place is with the victims of the SS.

Rimma Zelfand

JF&CS will direct the grant money exclusively to support the needs of the Holocaust survivors we meet with every day. As Holocaust survivors grow increasingly frail, many of our clients have a far greater need for care than is covered by our existing funding.

Heinz-Christian Strache

For us, it's important to act against anti-Semitism and also against Islamism and terrorism and to discuss the issues we have in common. Anti-Semitism often emerges anew from Islamism and from the left.

David Grossman

You know we sometimes tend to just, you know, criticise Israel totally and to forget how this country came into being, three years after the holocaust, after the shoah, and the fact that it built itself really from ashes and it created here a great culture and agriculture and hi-tech and industry and many layers of life that are quite unique. And, as I said, I don't want to live in any other place.

Reuven Rivlin

Dagan "symbolized for many the rebirth of the State of Israel from the ashes of the Holocaust.

Abraham Foxman

The world lost a great moral voice, and the Jewish people and Israel have lost a staunch defender. We, the survivors, lost the voice of memory. And I personally have a lost a very special friend.

László Nemes

I want to share this with Géza Röhrig, my main actor, and the incredible casting crew that believed in this project when no one else did.

László Melis

In the end we came up with music which is barely audible. Actually it was really just atmosphere, the noise, and then I laid down the music, you can hear it if you listen carefully.

Ahmad Mansour

Education can't just be about the Holocaust and the Third Reich. Schools also need to talk about the Middle East conflict, antisemitism based on religious argumentation and conspiracy theories.

Angela Merkel

The artworks shown here warn us, each picture in its own way to always remember what happened, to always think of the victims and to make every effort to ensure it never happens again.

David Parsons

"Tonight we're letting some women who survived the Holocaust have something that was robbed from them in their youth …we want to give something back to them tonight it's for them to enjoy,"

David Parsons

Tonight we're letting some women who survived the Holocaust have something that was robbed from them in their youth. We want to give something back to them tonight it's for them to enjoy.

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

He stressed to Mr. Mulet that he stands against any form of anti-Semitism and fully respects the millions of victims of the Holocaust. He also informed the chef de cabinet that he had personally apologised to Ambassador (Danny) Danon of Israel.

Angela Merkel

I can say that we know who was responsible. We do not see any reason to change our view of history on this particular question. We stand by German responsibility for the Holocaust.

Andrew Stroehlein - Human Rights Watch

What never stops amazing me are people who look at the Holocaust and think that it only holds lessons for Germans and Jews.

Péter Molnos

During the 1930s the so-called 'Jewish law' in Hungary meant Jews were restricted in what they could do. Kövesi was also deported to a Nazi death camp, but he survived. When he returned to Hungary his home was abandoned and everybody in his family had been killed in the Holocaust. Later he met a woman, who survived Auschwitz, and they married. After the Second World War Kövesi believed the suffering was over.

László Nemes

A lot of the action happens off-screen but the viewers visualise it in their heads. It is in their imagination. And we try to show them a passageway to this off-stage action. That's the big question with this film: are we provoking things, emotions, impressions we cannot show any other way but through the imagination?

László Nemes

We didn't want to make a pretty film, we turned away from any classic aesthetic approach. You won't find attractive compositions in this film, we refused to do that. This film isn't iconographic, you can't take stills from it. The dynamic is the important thing in the film, it's essential not to fall in to the sentimentalism of many Holocaust films.

Geza Röhrig

It's called, We Wept Without Tears' and it's basically just eight interviews with former Sonderkommandos who are now living in Israël. There are twenty of them alive in the entire world, and eight of them are in Israël. And after decades of not talking about it, they started to share their experiences with this historian who interviewed them over thirteen years. Because they could only get the story out word by word. They didn't tell anyone, not even immediate family members, what they did in Auschwitz.

Andrea Hajagos - Euronews

Hundreds of thousands of Hungarians were victims of the Holocaust, probably this is why many people are shocked by the latest research showing that anti-Semitism is still growing in Hungary, and especially in Budapest which has the largest Jewish community.

Ronald S. Lauder

Jobbik has a role to play that Fidesz and the socialists are not doing. And that is a dangerous game. Because this is very very much like other right wing parties in the past had risen. And then once they got in power, changed everything.

Benjamin Orenstein

I could not bear to hear people say that the gas chambers never existed, not only because people were killed but because this stole even their death from them. And so I joined the battle against denial of the Holocaust.

Federico Lombardi

When the Pope lifted the excommunication on Bishop Williamson, he was not aware of the Holocaust denials. So we say that if he wishes to restore his position as Bishop in the Catholic Church, he should explicitly and publicly recant these denials.

Federico Lombardi

The historical evidence is largely against … hugely against … six million Jews having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler … I believe there were no gas chambers.

Israel Meir Lau

John Paul II spoke about millions of Jews, were 'murdered' in the Holocaust. He (Benedict XVI) didn't use the word 'murdered' he used the word 'killed'. It's not the same. He didn't say who killed them. John Paul II spoke about the 'Nazis'. In this speech the word 'Nazis' doesn't exist.

Mark Regev

The combination of a regime with a very radical agenda, together with a distorted sense of reality, as is clearly indicated by the statements we heard today, put together with nuclear weapons, I think that's a combination, a dangerous combination, that no-one in the international community can accept.

Martin Schulz - European Parliament

For me, a Holocaust denier can not be the doyen by age of a multinational assembly. I hope measures will be taken to avoid Le Pen presiding at the next parliament. The best solution would be that the French don't vote for him.

Steven Pressman

It was a wonderful opportunity to shine a light on this unknown, this little unknown Holocaust rescue story. But I think more importantly to also shine a much deserved spotlight on this extraordinary couple. And – with an opportunity to hopefully inspire people with this story of the ability of basically ordinary people to achieve an extraordinary result under very trying circumstances.

Henny Wenkart

I felt guilty about the fact that I knew I was going to leave and leave my parents and sister behind. Immediately that, you know, my first thought was to save my own life. I never got over that. I never got over that.

Pope Benedict XVI

The Apostolic See provided assistance, often in a hidden and discreet way.

Riccardo Pacifici

The silence of Pius XII before the Holocaust still hurts because something should have been done.

Jake Chapman

It's as pessimistic as we can make it but it's pessimistic in a joyful sense. Fatalistic in a joyful sense. There's nothing foreboding about this. It doesn't serve any kind of moral end.

Mario Marazziti

Over the past couple of years the situation is becoming worse and worse. There is no memory of the Holocaust, of the extermination of the gypsies in the camps, and Roma are becoming a scapegoat for any social insecurity or bad feeling that there is in the population.

Eckart Conze

The study shows that from 1933 on the Foreign Office was involved in the violent policies of National Socialism. It participated actively in the pursuit and then murder of European Jewry and it was – you can't see it otherwise – a criminal organisation.

Stefan Grobe - Euronews

Each step down the long staircase onto the center of New York City's heartbreak will be painful for many. It's going to be a very powerful and necessary experience. But troubling questions about the museum's financing remain. Officials in New York are asking Congress to subsidise the 9/11 museum as it does for museums memorialising the Holocaust and Pearl Harbor. This is a debate that is far from over.

Haris Kusmic

The Holocaust which happened to the Jews could happen anywhere else in the world. It happened in Bosnia 50 years later, in Srebrenica. You never know who might be next.

Martin Amis

Well, I think it is important to everyone in some strange way. W.G. Sebald, the German-English writer, said that no serious person ever thinks about anything else, which is a slight exaggeration, but there is a certain sense in which the Holocaust as a subject defines you and judges you, and you find out a bit more about yourself in your response to it.

Seamus Kearney - Euronews

Lviv is also remembering its sad history. A monument in the city is dedicated to local Jewish people killed in the Holocaust.

André Liebich

There is, effectively, an overstating of the number of victims which doesn't help anyone. The lowest we can give for the Holodomor is 2,000,000. If we add those who died of illness, of famine-induced weakness, add the birth deficit, we get a figure of several million – but we don't get the 10,000,000 that we sometimes hear, and maybe not even the 6,000,000 that is the standard figure for the Holocaust, to which some seek to compare the Holodomor.

Klaus Vogel

This building was a top propaganda site for racial purity during the Nazi era. The exhibition offers a good opportunity to work with young people to familiarise them with xenophobia and racial hatred.

Preet Bharara

Applicants, mostly in the Russian-Jewish community, were recruited to provide copies of their identification documents, birth certificates and passports, in exchange for a promise of money from a fund relating to the war.

Noah Flug

They want to deny the Holocaust and the Shoa, and I think this symbol is very important. Also when we, that have been there as prisoners, shall not be no more, Auschwitz is a symbol. You can see what happened there.

Shimon Peres

We will work together, Jews, Christians and Muslims to bring an end to the conflicts.

Pope Francis

We don't teach our children to plant bombs. We teach them peace, but we have to build a wall for those who teach the other side.

Angela Merkel

The Pope and the Vatican must make it unambiguously clear that there can be no denial of the Holocaust and that of course there must be positive interaction with Judaism as a whole. From my point of view, so far there hasn't been any sufficient clarification.

Andrea Hajagos - Euronews

This debate on the monument casts a shadow over the April 16th commemoration of the Hungarian victims of the Holocaust.

Richard von Weizsäcker

We are aware of our country's responsibility for the Holocaust, and we are convinced it's necessary to keep the incredible suffering of Jews in our memory.

Horst Koehler

I bow my head in shame and humility before the victims and before those who helped them, at the risk of their own lives.

Dina Porat

The most troubling data is that people, including children and youngsters, are being detected on the streets in schools, coming in and out of Jewish institutes and this constitutes most of the cases.

Avner Shalev

We remember for the sake of a better future. We remember to be human and to keep the human values. And this is the extreme importance of this day. We cannot do otherwise. We just have to remember. It is part of our identity. It is part of our being.

Zbigniew Brzezinski

No, not at all, because he has told us things such as, the Collapse of the Soviet Union is the greatest calamity of the 20th century.' Just think what that means: World War I – millions killed. World War II – millions and millions and millions killed, plus the Holocaust. The Cold War – the possibility of a nuclear disaster for all of humanity. No, no, all of that is not as important as the disappearance of a state in which he was a secret policeman, KGB type. He wants to rebuild the Soviet Union. And Ukraine is the prize. If he can get Ukraine he can have a crack at that undertaking.

Gusztav Zoltai

How could I forgive? I lost 17 members of my family during the Holocaust, including my parents. I have no right to forgive! If I do, I'd violate their memories. But reconciliation is our duty.

Christian Wulff

This doesn't just fill the Jewish community with joy, but also shows that Jewish life of all kinds, from orthodox to liberal has put down stronger roots again.

Benjamin Netanyahu

I think its an overture to American public opinion, to world public opinion, to try to placate and somehow smooth over the fact that he made a terrible step away from peace. He made a giant leap backward away from peace, because he embraced Hamas that calls for the extermination of Jews worldwide, for the eradication of Israel, and actually acts on a daily basis against peace.

Ehud Olmert

Israel can defend itself, but it calls on the free world to stand with it in the struggle to preserve light and freedom, to defend the values of justice and the human spirit.

Ehud Olmert

If the King of Saudi Arabia initiates a meeting of moderate Arab states and invites me and the chairman of the Palestinian Authority in order to present to us Saudi ideas, we will be happy to hear them and happy to voice our ideas.

Benjamin Netanyahu

To be here with those who survived, to be here in block 27 with those who experienced that it is something exceptional and I am very moved. There are people who deny the Holocaust, let them come here, let them read name by name.

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