I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 Quotes

Victor Klemperer
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"This address not bad, and with the equality of all Christians emphasized by a curious gesture—the palm of the hand tilted and brought down in front of the eyes like a roller blind: We do not recognize the limits of races and nations—altogether topical and bold. But then at the grave a downright comical cinema scene. An old man, white nautical beard, fat, red, blue-tinged face, preached yet again, a Bible in one hand, waving a pince-nez in the other, bawling, weeping, very long and quite childishly sectarian. 400 years before, the wise men of the Bible foretold the Savior down to the smallest detail, described his grave face exactly, etc. And thus we are happy in our faith...Abrupt contradictions followed one another with remarkable napvety: 'He is sleeping until the Resurrection—he is not sleeping, he is already in heaven, we rejoice...

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