Saturday, 25 Oct 2003
[I'm going to start posting various quotes I found interesting. - Brian]
"When we first became active resistance workers, we were law-abiding
citizens trying to help those who needed help. But as it became harder to
help, we became less law-abiding. When I needed a better bicycle to enable
me to help the Jewish people more efficiently, I was immediately provided
a better bicycle, a 'liberated' (stolen) one. When anything was badly
needed, it was simply stolen -- always from somebody who was unsympathetic
to the 'cause,' the cause of resisting the occupational forces, the cause
of fighting for freedom. But it was stolen, nonetheless.
"The same happened when certain Germans had to be killed because they were
considered dangerous to the resistance. The simple solution was to kill
them. It was killing for a good cause. But it was murder, nonetheless.
"It is very hard to go back to being a normal, law-abiding citizen after
having been involved and having participated in smaller and larger crimes
during a war, even when it was for a good cause."
- Hanneke Ippisch in Sky (via David Kline)
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