Important Holocaust Never Again Quotes To Remember
As the realities of World War II begin to recede into history and those who survived the worst atrocities of the Holocaust leave us one by one, it is more important than ever that people stand up to ensure that nothing like the Holocaust will ever happen again.
Survivors and others have provided many wonderful quotations, writings, speeches, and much more in order to memorialize the reality of the Holocaust and honor the lives of those who died because of the racist ideology of the Nazi Party elites.
When reading these quotes, remember that they refer to an act of such enormity and barbarity that the likes of it had never been seen before. Now that it is over, it still leaves behind a legacy that touches each and every person.
It is important for everyone, no matter what their origin or background, to recognize that the Holocaust has shaped the entire present of humanity. Although Nazism is over, the threat of racist insularity remains. We must each stand up to say “never again.”
Here are some quotes:
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
- Elie Wiesel
“Silence helps the oppressors.”
- Leslie Meisels
“How could we [the world] have stood by and let that happen to them? We owe them.”
- Carrol Walsh
“… in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.”
- Anne Frank
“This is the biggest cemetery for Jews, Poles, Roma and Sinti. It must tell us that we have to come back here again and again. We must keep the memory of the worst crime in human history alive for those who were born later.”
- Horst Koehler
“The Holocaust is not only a tragedy of the Jewish people, it is a failure of humanity as a whole.”
- Moshe Katsav