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We Renounce Exceptional Benefits – “Eichmann in Jerusalem” – Hannah Arendt

April 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Genocide, History, Leadership, WW2

In view of the fact that today such matters are often treated as though there existed a law of human nature compelling everybody to lose his dignity in the face of disaster, we may recall the attitude of the French Jewish war veterans who were offered the same privileges by their government, and replied: “We solemnly declare that we renounce any exceptional benefits we may derive from our status as ex-servicemen


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