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Diary of a Young Girl
QUOTATION: Who has inflicted this upon us? Who has made us Jews
different from all other people? Who has allowed us to suffer so terribly
up till now? It is God that has made us as we are, but it will be God,
too, who will raise us up again. If we bear all this suffering and if
there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being
doomed, will be held up as an example.
QUOTATION: If God lets me live, I shall attain more than Mummy
ever has done, I shall not remain insignificant, I shall work in the world
and for mankind!
QUOTATION: I can shake off everything if I write; my sorrows disappear,
my courage is reborn. But, and that is the great question, will I ever
be able to write anything great, will I ever become a journalist or a
writer? I hope so, oh, I hope so very much, for I can recapture everything
when I write, my thoughts, my ideals and my fantasies.
QUOTATION: Theres in people simply an urge to destroy, an
urge to kill, to murder and rage, and until all mankind, without exception,
undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been
built up, cultivated, and grown will be destroyed and disfigured, after
which mankind will have to begin all over again.
QUOTATION: ... we often ask ourselves here despairingly: What,
oh, what is the use of the war? Why cant people live peacefully
together? Why all this destruction? The question is very understandable,
but no one has found a satisfactory answer to it so far. Yes, why do they
make still more gigantic planes, still heavier bombs and, at the same
time, prefabricated houses for reconstruction? Why should millions be
spent daily on the war and yet theres not a penny available for
medical services, artists, or for poor people?... Oh, why are people so
QUOTATION: Parents can only give [children] good advice or put
them on their right paths, but the final forming of a person lies in their
QUOTATION: I must work, so as not to be a fool, to get on, to
become a journalist, because thats what I want!... I cant
imagine that I would have to lead the same sort of life as Mummy ... and
all the women who do their work and are then forgotten. I must have something
besides a husband and children, something that I can devote myself to!
QUOTATION: You must work and do good, not be lazy and gamble,
if you wish to earn happiness. Laziness may appear attractive, but work
gives satisfaction.... I cant understand people who dont like
QUOTATION: ... in spite of everything, I still believe that people
are really good at heart. I simply cant 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 tranquillity will return
QUOTATION: One must apply ones reason to everything here,
learning to obey, to shut up, to help, to be good, to give in, and I dont
know what else. Im afraid I shall use up all my brains too quickly,
and I havent got so very many. Then I shall not have any left for
when the war is over.
QUOTATION: Its really a wonder that I havent dropped
all my ideals because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet, I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that
people are really good at heart. I simply cant 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.
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