52 Total Quotes

Simon Wiesenthal Quotes

Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.
Simon Wiesenthal
#Quotes #Humorous

I have lost my mother, my father, my five, and ninety relatives in Poland. Poland is for me a cemetery.
Simon Wiesenthal
#Mother

The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.
Simon Wiesenthal
#Quotes

rant and rave about the Jews.
Simon Wiesenthal
#Judaism And Jews

Human rights is the only ideology that deserves to survive,
Simon Wiesenthal
#Human Rights

[He maintained that his motivation was not anger but justice.] I am someone who seeks justice, not revenge, ... My work is a warning to the murderers of tomorrow, that they will never rest.
Simon Wiesenthal
#Anger

Violence is like a weed - it does not die even in the greatest drought.
Simon Wiesenthal
#Quotes #Violence

None of my "clients" - not Eichmann, not Stangl, not Mengele, and not even Hitler or Stalin - was born a criminal. Somebody had to teach them to hate: maybe the society, maybe the politics, maybe just a Jewish prostitute.
Simon Wiesenthal
#Hate

Survival is a privilege which entails obligations. I am forever asking myself what I can do for those who have not survived.
Simon Wiesenthal
#Quotes #Privilege

What connects two thousand years of genocide? Too much power in too few hands.
Simon Wiesenthal
#Quotes #Power

For me was the Holocaust 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
#Tragedy

There is no denying that Hitler and Stalin are alive today... they are waiting for us to forget, because this is what makes possible the resurrection of these two monsters.
Simon Wiesenthal
#Quotes

I know I am not only the bad conscience of the Nazis. I am also the bad conscience of the Jews. Because what I have taken up as my duty was everybody's duty.
Simon Wiesenthal
#Quotes #Conscience

Technology without hatred can be a blessing. Technology with hatred is always a disaster.
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#Quotes #Disaster

Technology without hate can be so beneficial for mankind, but in conjunction with hatred, it leads to disaster.
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#Disaster

If you know from history the danger, then part of the danger is over because it may not take you by surprise as it did your ancestors.
Simon Wiesenthal
#Danger

When history looks back I want people to know the Nazis weren't able to kill millions of people and get away with it,
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#History

deeply hurt because Kreisky and I are leaves of the same tree.
Simon Wiesenthal
#Hurt

A BLACK MARK ON U.S. HISTORY
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#History

For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.
Simon Wiesenthal
#Quotes #Evil

When history looks back,
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#History

God must have been on leave during the Holocaust.
Simon Wiesenthal
#Quotes #God