At crucial junctures, every individual makes decisions and ... every decision is individual.

— Raul Hilberg

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The Jews are the conscience of the world.

They are the father figures, stern, critical, and forbidding.


But what began in 1941 was a process of destruction not planned in advance, not organized centrally by any agency. There was no blueprint and there was no budget for destructive measures. They were taken step by step, one step at a time. Thus came about not so much a plan being carried out, but an incredible meeting of minds, a consensus - mind reading by a far-flung bureaucracy.


A great percentage of the mistakes I discovered in my own work, could be attributed to testimonies.


The missionaries of Christianity had said in effect: You have no right to live among us as Jews. The secular rulers who followed had proclaimed: You have no right to live among us. The German Nazis at last decreed: You have no right to live.