Holocaust Quotes

There were a lot of famous words spoken during and after World War II that were related to the Holocaust, by Nazis, Jews, survivors, and others. The words that come from those with firsthand experience can offer insight, albeit sometimes chilling, to help us better understand this event. Here are some of the best Holocaust quotes, attributed to their original sources accordingly:
"The Nazis victimized some people for what they did, some for what they refused to do, some for what they were, and some for the fact that they were." –John Conway, Holocaust survivor
"Education is dangerous- every educated person is a future enemy." –Hermann Goering
"It also gives us a very special, secret pleasure to see how unaware the people around us are of what is really happening to them." –Adolf Hitler
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State." –Josef Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda
“For me the Holocaust was not only a Jewish tragedy, but also a human tragedy. After the war, when I saw that the Jews were talking only about the tragedy of six million Jews, I sent letters to Jewish organizations asking them to talk also about the millions of others who were persecuted with us together – many of them only because they helped Jews.” –Simon Wiesenthal, Holocaust survivor
"The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear." –Heinrich Himmler
"... 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