Monday, December 29, 2014

From People Who Was There

“The hyperhistorical complex [of survivors] may be described as judeocentric, lococentric and egocentric... This is the reason why most of the memoirs and reports are full of preposterous verbosity, graphomanic exaggeration, dramatic effects, overestimated self-inflation, dilettante philosophizing, would-be lyricism, unchecked rumors, bias, partisan attacks and apologies.” Jewish historian and Holocaust survivor, Samuel Gringauz, Quarterly Journal of Jewish Social Studies, 1950.............
"The record is rotten to the core. On one hand a considerable amount of fantasies, inaccuracies, obstinately repeated (in particular concerning numbers), heterogeneous mixtures, generalizations and, on the other hand, very close critical studies that demonstrate the inanity of those exaggerations." - Professor Michel de Bouard, former inmate at Mauthausen

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