Elie Wiesel Quote

How are we to reconcile our supreme duty towards memory with the need to forget that is essential to life? No generation has had to confront this paradox with such urgency. The survivors wanted to communicate everything to the living: the victim's solitude and sorrow, the tears of mothers driven to madness, the prayers of the doomed beneath a fiery sky.


Hope, Despair, and Memory (1986)

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How are we to reconcile our supreme duty towards memory with the need to forget that is essential to life? No generation has had to confront this...

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How are we to reconcile our supreme duty towards memory with the need to forget that is essential to life? No generation has had to confront this...

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How are we to reconcile our supreme duty towards memory with the need to forget that is essential to life? No generation has had to confront this...

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How are we to reconcile our supreme duty towards memory with the need to forget that is essential to life? No generation has had to confront this...