Lovely Green Eyes: A Novel Quotes

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Anyone here was alive at the expense of someone else.
-- Narrator (Two)

Importance: This quote demonstrates the immediacy of life and death in the concentration camps, and the challenges involved in trying to stay alive. Skinny has already experienced her mother being chosen at random to fill a quota in the gas chambers, and so she is aware that if, having worked for Dr. Kreuger, she was intended to be sent to the gas chambers next, her disappearance would only mean that someone else would be randomly selected to take her place. In choosing to stay alive herself, she is aware that she is causing another person to be killed instead.

He had spent the night at the camp as if it were a hotel. Didn't it worry him that his coat came from there? That his men would keep warm in pullovers, gloves and socks taken from murdered people?
-- Narrator (from the perspective of Skinny) (Three)

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