Why? #BookBytes 7

For BookBytes today I have picked this quote from Jet Lag by Ann Birstein. Talking of Auschwitz the author says:

The million and half Jews had been shipped from all over Europe for the privilege of being murdered here. From all parts of Poland, of course, but also Hungary, Slovakia, Greece. Why? Why go to all that trouble? Why not shoot them on the spot? But I was thinking in terms of Nazi efficiency. I had forgotten the other why. Why murder them all?

Jet Lag, Ann Birstein

This is something I have often wondered. Why take the trouble of transporting millions and millions of Jews only to kill them? And again I have to remind myself that the bigger question here is ‘Why kill them at all?’.

Although the book didn’t move me as much as other WWII literature, it is worth a read. You can read the detailed review of the book here.

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7 thoughts on “Why? #BookBytes 7

  1. the bespectacled mother

    Yes, why kill them all? It was one time when people were killed for being of one religion and now is another time when people are still being killed in the name of one religion or another and the question still remains WHY?
    I can’t believe it is time for another Book Bytes post this week and I have not read enough to find a good line to post for this link up or is it that I have been reeling under the thought that my earlier posts were not deep enough to be moving? If it is the latter then I have to change my discouraging thought pattern.

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    1. Obsessivemom Post author

      The tragedy is we keep seeing it around us even now. Mercifully men like Hitler don’t have absolute power but I shudder to think what would happen if they do get it.

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