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February 21, 2016

Of all Primo Levi’s searing stories, the one that I can’t get out of my head is his account of his arrival at Auschwitz,

parched with thirst after days in a boxcar with no water, and reaching for a glistening, crystal-clear icicle hanging out a window. An SS guard slapped it out of his hand. “Why?” asked Levi. “Hier ist kein warum,” growled the Nazi. “Here, there is no why.” Liberty—If You Can Keep It by Myron Magnet

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 21, 2016 4:33 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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And of course, like most, he got out.

Posted by: bilejones [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 22, 2016 2:32 PM

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