Tuesday, February 4, 2014
How many is 6 million?
That book is titled And Every Single One was Someone. Its only word is "Jew."
Each word represents one Jew killed during the Holocaust... one human being who breathed, worked, loved and lived. It's new, available at Amazon and elsewhere.
There is a much larger book at the Holocaust memorial and museum in Washington D.C. simply titled Book of Names. It is 6 1/2 feet tall, 46 feet in circumference. In it are the documented identities of 4.3 million of the those victims.
What exactly was the difference? he wondered to himself. And who decided which people
wore the striped pajamas and which people wore the uniforms?”
― John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Monsters exist, but they are too few in numbers to be truly dangerous. More dangerous
are… the functionaries ready to believe and act without asking questions.
― Primo Levi