Select ten from the list below. For each item, idea, symbol, phrase, person or event you select, identify the work and/or writer/director/thinker to which it is connected. Then briefly (1-2 sentences) explain the importance, significance, or relevance.
A. “To separate what is true from what is not would be like trying to unscramble an omelet.” Who said this, and what is its significance?
B. “The love of God is a hard love. It demands total self-surrender, disdain of our human personality. And yet it alone can reconcile us to suffering and the deaths of children…”
C. Nuremberg Race Laws
D. The Vel d’Hiv roundup
E. “He knew that the tale he had to tell could not be one of final victory. It could be only the record of what had to be done, and what assuredly would have to be done again in the never-ending fight against terror and its relentless onslaughts.”
F. “Then for the first time we notice that our language lacks the words to express this offence, the demolition of a man.”
G. The salty taste of herring
I. Smothered Words
J. “It’s you and your stomach. It’s your stomach and you. It’s 90 percent your stomach and a little bit you.”
K. “… she wants a trace to remain….And only she can leave that trace, because only she survived.”
L. The Burghers of Calais
M. “Who can render the stages of the dying people?”
N. Oneg Shabbat Archive
O. “our man has no childhood that he can bear to remember; he ha had to invent one…”