Posts tagged history.

[Now who
will tell the children
fairytales?] The ones where simple
crumbs over the forest
floor endure
to help us home?

    — Jorie Graham, from "History" 

Posted by weissewiese

[Yet, whatever the path they chose, for all of them those years remained the most significant period of their lives.] They were entrapped in it: recurrently, it pulled them back into overwhelming terror and, throughout, notwithstanding the passage of time, it carried along with it the indelible memory of the dead.

    — Saul Friedländer, from The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945

Posted by aubade