“They will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.”
(Old Testament, Micah 4)
"In May 1945, we were on standby duty with the Royal Air Force. We were waiting to be sent to Prague for help."
"Our parents had inculcated in us not to give up hope and to believe that we would survive. Anything else was inconceivable to them."
"Our overarching goal is the resurrection of the trade union, the return to a functioning trade union pluralism in Poland ... and to fight for democratic electoral rights.”
"It was with the little things one could survive, if one got along with the right people."
"I thought I'd done a good deed."
"Be prepared! This is a Boy Scout motto, but here it meant being equipped for everything..."
"The accused has not confessed to the essential points of the criminal conduct charged against him."
(from the judgement of 13.03.1972)
"We just did, what was right."
"Not many people in Carpathian Ukraine in 1956, dared to speak publicly about the Hungarian Revolution."
"In pairs or in fours, we picked up corpses from heaps of rubble and put them in a wagon. It was a terrible job."
"British captivity was the first encounter with democracy."
"Death was always near us - so we put on an act."
"Nothing is so difficult that it cannot be overcome."
"Only Jews gave our people bread."