Auschwitz - Oswiecim




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Voices on Oswiecim – Auschwitz 

“ Is it possiblethat man, reated in Go’s image and likeness, is capable  doing these things” ,

Pope Francis vistits Auschwitz Reuters, Oswiecim, Poland July 29, 2016  

When we stand here, however different we may be as individuals and as nations, we cannot escape the longing to recognize each other as brothers and sisters. Pope John Paul II in Auschwitz 1979 

In a place like this, words fail; in the end, there can only be a dread silence – a silence which is itself a heartfelt cry to God: Why, Lord, did you remain silent? How could you tolerate all this? In silence, then, we bow our heads beore the endless fine oj those who suffered and were put to death here. “ Pope Benedìct XVI in Auschwitz 2006 

This soil talks about what happened; the voice oj the Jacts is always a partner in the conversation and one should always allow, more, even invite it to speak. Cardinal Franciszek Macharskì , Founder of the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Oswiecim, 2003 

On this land, stained with the blood oj innocent victims oj an insane ideology, we are trying to build a new culture oJ love. We are trying to learn dialogue with everyone. We are trying to learn dialogue with God. Here we talk with the Almighty about the fate, dignity and destiny oj each human person. Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Archbishop of Krakow, in Auschwitz, 2008 

Here is LOCUS TEOLOGICUS! Cardinal Stanislaw Nagy
Member ofThe International Theological Comrnìssìon, in Auschwitz 2008 

The words l’m saying here I could say nowhere else, not in the same way. Maybe they should be in the Jorm oJ a prayer, a silent prayer, and I am someone who believes in prayer. They should be a poem, a silent poem, a poem oJ silence ... Elie Wiesel in Auschwitz 2007 

Il campo era l’estremizzione della società…della società tout court… hi avea un minimo di priilegio ontinuaa a salire senza limiti, in campo mancavano le leggi he dorebbero essere queste limitazioni al privilgio Primo Levi, Conersazioni e interiste 1963-1987 Torino 1997 

The words of our prayers are different, but our tears are the same. Rabbi Abraham Ioshua Heschel God in Search oj Man. A Philosophy of Judaism, 1955