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PROLOGUE, an excerpt, by Cynthia Ozick

Three "participant" categories of the Holocaust are commonly named: murderers, victims, bystanders. Imagination demands a choosing. Which, of this entangled trio, are we? Which are we most likely to have become? Probably it is hardest of all to imagine ourselves victims. After all, we were here and not there. Or we were Gentiles and not Jews or Gypsies. Or we were not yet born. But if we had been born, if we were there and not here, if we were Jews and not Gentiles...

 

 

 

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Published in the United States of America 1992 by Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc. 160 Broadway New York, NY 10038 
Prologue by Cynthia Ozick, Copyright 1992 ISBN 0-8419-1323-4