„If I were not a Jew I would be a Quaker.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 23. Oktober 2017. Geschichte
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Albert Einstein167
theoretischer Physiker 1879 - 1955

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„I am very troubled by this horrible issue of "who is a Jew?" I'm very simplistic about it. I ask, if Hitler were here, would he consider me a Jew? And of course he'd say yes, and that's the end of that. If we were all in line to go to Auschwitz, would the Orthodox pull us out of line and say, "You're not a Jew"?“

—  Leonard Nimoy American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer 1931 - 2015

"A Conversation with Leonard Nimoy" http://www.reformjudaism.org/jewish-life/arts-culture/conversation-leonard-nimoy, Reform Judaism Magazine (Spring 1998).

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„I'm not really the heroic type. I was beat up by Quakers.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

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„Not justified - but Himmler told me that if the Jews were not exterminated at that time, then the German people would be exterminated for all time by the Jews.“

—  Rudolf Höss German war criminal, commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp 1900 - 1947

To Leon Goldensohn, April 8, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004

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„Being of opinion that the doctrine and history of so extraordinary a sect as the Quakers were very well deserving the curiosity of every thinking man, I resolved to make myself acquainted with them“

—  Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778

The History of the Quakers (1762)
Kontext: Being of opinion that the doctrine and history of so extraordinary a sect as the Quakers were very well deserving the curiosity of every thinking man, I resolved to make myself acquainted with them, and for that purpose made a visit to one of the most eminent of that sect in England, who, after having been in trade for thirty years, had the wisdom to prescribe limits to his fortune, and to his desires, and withdrew to a small but pleasant retirement in the country, not many miles from London. Here it was that I made him my visit. His house was small, but neatly built, and with no other ornaments but those of decency and convenience.

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„My luck is getting worse and worse. Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a Quaker.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

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„One girl said I was like a Jew that sympathized with Nazis and I would gladly jump into [a] crematorium.“

—  Jonathan Mitchell American writer and activist 1955

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„I find that quakerism and research science fit together very, very well. In quakerism you're expected to develop your own understanding of god from your experience in the world. There isn't a creed, there isn't a dogma.“

—  Jocelyn Bell Burnell British scientist 1943

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Kontext: I find that quakerism and research science fit together very, very well. In quakerism you're expected to develop your own understanding of god from your experience in the world. There isn't a creed, there isn't a dogma. There's an understanding but nothing as formal as a dogma or creed and this idea that you develop your own understanding also means that you keep redeveloping your understanding as you get more experience, and it seems to me that's very like what goes on in "the scientific method." You have a model, of a star, its an understanding, and you develop that model in the light of experiments and observations, and so in both you're expected to evolve your thinking. Nothing is static, nothing is final, everything is held provisionally.

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„Many Jews in the Communist conspiracy. Chambers and Hiss were the only non-Jews. Many thought that Hiss was. He could have been a half. Every other one was a Jew — and it raised hell for us. But in this case, I hope to God he's not a Jew.“

—  Richard Nixon 37th President of the United States of America 1913 - 1994

Nixon, Haldeman, and Ronald Ziegler, 2:42-3:33 P.M. Oval Office Conversation #524-7; cassette #775 (17 June 1971)
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„Those Jews stood up, were lined up, and were shot in true military fashion. I saw to it that no atrocities or brutalities occurred.“

—  Otto Ohlendorf German general 1907 - 1951

To Leon Goldensohn, March 1, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004.

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„I shall honour the Quakers for their noble Effort to abolish Slavery. It is equally calculated to promote moral & political Good.“

—  Patrick Henry attorney, planter, politician and Founding Father of the United States 1736 - 1799

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„No Jewish blood runs among my blood,
but I am as bitterly and hardly hated
by every anti-semite
as if I were a Jew. By this
I am a Russian.“

—  Yevgeny Yevtushenko Russian poet, film director, teacher 1932 - 2017

"Babiy Yar" (1961), line 58; Robin Milner-Gulland and Peter Levi (trans.) Selected Poems (London: Penguin, 2008) pp. 83-4.

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„They were French, they were Jews, and they were you.“

—  Markus Zusak, buch Die Bücherdiebin

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„You have already heard that the Quakers date their epoch from Christ, who, according to them, was the first Quaker.“

—  Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778

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Kontext: You have already heard that the Quakers date their epoch from Christ, who, according to them, was the first Quaker. Religion, say they, was corrupted almost immediately after His death, and remained in that state of corruption about sixteen hundred years. But there were always a few of the faithful concealed in the world, who carefully preserved the sacred fire, which was extinguished in all but themselves; till at length this light shone out in England in 1642.
It was at the time when Great Britain was distracted by intestine wars, which three or four sects had raised in the name of God, that one George Fox, a native of Leicestershire, and son of a silk-weaver, took it into his head to preach the Word, and, as he pretended, with all the requisites of a true apostle; that is, without being able either to read or write. He was a young man, about twenty-five years of age, of irreproachable manners, and religiously mad. He was clad in leather from head to foot, and travelled from one village to another, exclaiming against the war and the clergy.

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