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"Even Eichmann was sickened when he toured the concentration camps..." - Stanley Milgram

"Boxers are very isolated - or isolated within their own camps." - Mickey Rourke

"Indeed, there are Islamic terrorist training camps in America" - Allen West

"There were ten concentration camps in France from 1939 on." - Martha Gellhorn

"If we Americans are split into two meaningful camps, it is not conservative versus liberal. The two camps are the politically awake and the hypnotized." - Doris "Granny D" Haddock

"Courts and camps are the only places to learn the world in." - Doug Stanhope

"People are fed up with the various camps, they want to unite." - Naftali Bennett

"Meek-eyed parents hasten down the ramps To greet their offspring, terrible from camps." - Phyllis Mcginley

"I never exploited my father's role in helping Jews avoid the concentration camps." - Zbigniew Brzezinski

"John McCain and I, and our camps, are working together to get John McCain elected." - Sarah Palin

"I hear Canada is still free though. They ain't got slaver camps and ships." - Tara Brown

"You can't be citing Japanese internment camps for anything the president elect is going to do!" - Megyn Kelly

"Courts and camps are the only places to learn the world in." - Lord Chesterfield

"People have been born in refugee camps and they are getting tired of that." - Javier Bardem

"It is certain that concentration camps had a bad reputation with us." - Albert Speer

"No doubt concentration camps were a means, a menace used to keep order." - Albert Speer

"The jail thing is very, very present in all of my work... Sometimes not very frontally. The jail is coming from the camps, because my mother was in the camps, and she internalized that and gave it to me." - Chantal Akerman

"I don't do camps. Camps are for kids. I don't sleep in tents or roast marshmallows. I certainly don't tell ghost stories or own a sleeping bag. But I do work hard every single day." - Chael Sonnen

"When I visited concentration camps, I was more interested in how people responded to the camps than in the actual places. I watched kids picnicking on the ovens and other people stricken with grief." - Rachel Whiteread

"I went to some sports camps when I was really young and hated it. So I changed and went to camps where I could dance all morning and act all afternoon." - Jane Badler

"I worked at a daycare for a couple of years going through high school and college. I did youth sports camps. I ran all the camps through my college." - Derek Theler

"Millions also perished in the Chinese camps, and there have been terrible genocides in Cambodia and Vietnam." - Jean-Marie Le Pen

"I will never allow anyone to divide this people once more into religious camps, each fighting the other" - Adolf Hitler

"In Russia, we have a long tradition of compassion for people who have been put into labor camps or prison." - Lyudmila Alexeyeva

"Ugliness is more inventive than beauty. Beauty always follows certain camps. I think it's more amusing - ugliness - than beauty." - Umberto Eco

"We have lobbed verses of Scripture, like hand grenades, into the camps of others, convinced we only have truth." - George Carey

"I feel like Ive got feet firmly in different camps. Between the right of gun ownership and public safety." - Tim Walz

"Why do men carry guns and build prison camps, when the nurturing earth is made for freedom?" - Cynthia Ozick

"Six million Jews died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughter houses." - Ingrid Newkirk

"The enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy camps, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue" - Mao Zedong

"You talk about 'Obama is going to herd us into FEMA brainwashing camps.' Maybe your brain needs a little washing." - Bill Maher

"Six million people died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughterhouses." - Ingrid Newkirk

"The enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy camps, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue." - Mao Tse-Tung

"Don't just expect the scouts to find you. Go to camps, clinics and make sure you are seen." - Paul Quantrill

"You know, I grew up in two American internment camps, and at that time I was very young." - George Takei

"I feel like I've got feet firmly in different camps. Between the right of gun ownership and public safety." - Tim Walz

"I think that the future belongs to democracy, but not to capitalism, because they are opposite camps." - Ricardo Alarcon

"Concentration camps were entirely a matter for the police and had nothing to do with the administration." - Hans Frank

"Obama's ascendancy unhinged the radical right, offering a unified target to competing camps of racial, nativist and religious animus." - Barton Gellman

"I'm for catching every Japanese in America, Alaska, and Hawai'i now and putting them in concentration camps." - Francis Biddle

"Millions also perished in the Chinese camps, and there have been terrible genocides in Cambodia and Vietnam." - Jeanmarie Le Pen

"US Cycling is doing a lot now with camps in different towns or different regions, but I think a great place, and I'm not sure how much it's been hit, is camps for people that are involved in other sports. Why not put on camps for high school kids that are cross-country runners, because those are the some of the best cyclists." - Kristin Armstrong

"The thing about World War II is that everyone knows about the concentration camps in Europe - in Nazi Germany and Poland and Auschwitz and the other camps - but, no one really talks about the camps that were here in the United States." - Lea Salonga

"He remembered his home now, and that gave him new determination to succeed. He was fighting for two camps now - two families." - Rick Riordan

"How can you hope to build up a nation by fragmenting its politics into opposing camps? Whatever one group builds, the other will endeavour to destroy." - Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

"Name and fame! to fly sublime Through the courts, the camps, the schools Is to be the ball of Time, Bandied in the hands of fools." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"The Supreme Court of the United States... has validated the Nazi method of execution in... concentration camps, starving them to death!" - Jack Kevorkian

"Root out the counterrevolutionaries without mercy, lock up suspicious characters in concentration camps... Shirkers will be shot, regardless of past service." - Leon Trotsky

"Before we sent kids to computer camps and told them they were having a good time, there was imagination among the human species." - Erma Bombeck

"I became a degenerate artist. My parents were shaped by their own experiences, and artists weren't so useful in the death camps." - Art Spiegelman

"You can divide airlines into two camps: expensive and cheap. But I believe that we will only distinguish between long-haul and short-haul airlines in the future." - Stelios Haji-Ioannou

"John Kerry gave the enemy for free what I and many of my comrades in North Vietnam in the prison camps took torture to avoid saying." - Paul Galanti

"When I came to power, I did not want the concentration camps to become old age pensioners homes, but instruments of terror." - Adolf Hitler

"During the Nuremberg trials, Oswald Pohl, an SS Lieutenant General, shown here explaining how Farben operated such concentration camps as Auschwitz and Buchenwald." - G. Edward Griffin

"No society has gone the way of gulags or concentration camps by following the path of Spinoza and Einstein and Jefferson and Thomas Paine" - Christopher Hitchens

"America, fortunately or unfortunately, is very polarized right now. People fall into their different camps. And people are, are concerned. And they, they want to see change." - Robby Mook

"I do my best to answer all questions that they might have as well as make appearances at camps and what not." - Graham Taylor

"There are so many people in pain because of the Syrian conflict. Ten million trying to live in camps that are barely set up for three." - Chad Urmston

"Come on down and see our Zoos and refugee camps Ain't it worth your time? Pity our emptiness Save our souls." - Happy Rhodes

"The invasion of Afghanistan was justified: that was where Osama bin Laden lived and al Qaeda had its training camps. The invasion of Iraq was not similarly justified." - George Soros

"She had the loaded handbag of someone who camps out and seldom goes home, or who imagines life must be full of emergencies." - Mavis Gallant

"The extermination camps, in endeavoring to turn man into a beast, intimated that it is not life alone which makes him man." - Andre Malraux

"Men have prayed in prison, men have prayed in slums and concentration camps. It's only the middle class who demand to pray in suitable surroundings." - Graham Greene

"The fans have always supported me; bought my books, attended my camps and wore my sneakers. I will always have a special relationship with the fans." - Walt Frazier

"Unilateral tolerance in a world of intolerance is like unilateral disarmament in a world of armed camps: it regards hope as a better basis for policy than reality." - Anthony Daniels (psychiatrist)

"By placing these people with foreign ideas in camps, German blood was saved. Would it have been better to have a civil war?" - Karl Donitz

"The public will not forgive us if their wish to leave is subject to a bitter and a divisive Conservative Party leadership race between Remain and Leave camps." - Priti Patel

"The radio even weren't allowed to say there was a Holocaust and people were being killed right, left and center in these terrible camps." - Patrick Macnee

"Unilateral tolerance in a world of intolerance is like unilateral disarmament in a world of armed camps: it regards hope as a better basis for policy than reality." - Anthony Daniels

"Even before the concentration camps, I felt it was my duty to my ancestors to preserve a world which might cease to exist." - Roman Vishniac

"Many Chinese companies are run like military camps with military discipline. We do not run a company that way. It does not help the creative process." - Zhang Xin

"No more turning a blind eye to Chinese spies in our nuclear labs. No more keeping silent about Chinese slave labor camps." - Steve Forbes

"Under a decades-old agreement, Palestinian refugee camps are supposed to administer and police themselves. Lebanese troops are technically not allowed to enter them." - Richard Engel

"We are very serious about imposing weapons restrictions on the PFLP and other Palestinian groups operating from their camps in Lebanon." - Walid Jumblatt

"I go to various boot camps 4-5 times a week, and I try to get some Pilates in there to thin and tone." - Rachelle Lefevre

"Prisons are like the concentration camps of our time. So many go in and never come out, and primarily they're black and Latino." - Lisa Bonet

"Dachau-the significance of this name will never be erased from German history. It stands for all concentration camps which the Nazis established in their territory." - Eugen Kogon

"In the winter, I'm always in Europe. July and September are New Zealand and Chile camps. I'm always on the road." - Lindsey Vonn

"In the concentration camps, we discovered this whole universe where everyone had his place. The killer came to kill, and the victims came to die." - Elie Wiesel

"I did a film called 'Fort McCoy,' based on a true story of one of the few internment camps during WWII that was actually in the United States." - Eric Stoltz

"I'd much rather have 15 people arguing about something than 15 people splitting into two camps, each side convinced it's right and not talking to the other." - Linus Torvalds

"The Supreme Court of the United States... has validated the Nazi method of execution in... concentration camps, starving them to death." - Jack Kevorkian

"Part-black generally means all-black in Americans' minds. Just as part-Asian or part-Hispanic or part-anything-else usually puts individuals in those minority-groups' camps." - Jeffrey Kluger

"I don't want any more concentration camps for animals that are cruelly treated, force-fed to fatten themselves up for our consumption." - Steve Wynn

"There are so many different camps about what being gay means. The danger comes when each one is so rigid that it sees itself as the true picture." - Dan Butler

"I propose that 100,000 degenerate Britons should be forcibly sterilized and others put in labour camps to halt the decline of the British race." - Winston Churchill

"Many countries persecute their own citizens and intern them in prisons or concentration camps. Oppression is becoming more and more a part of the systems." - Alva Myrdal

"Consider why Germany, fighting a war on two fronts, desperate for fuel and materiel of every sort, would bother to load millions of Jews on railroad cars and transport them hundreds, even thousands, of miles to concentration camps. Camps built specifically to house them, where they would be fed, clothed, even tattooed so they could be inventoried...just to kill them." - Edgar Steele

"Those who say they dislike dogma, or 'certainty', tend to be liars, hypocrites, or simply wrong. What they really dislike is the dogma of those they disagree with. A society that was certain, certain beyond all certainty, that putting its citizens in death camps was wrong, would never put people in death camps. Such things are only possible when you're open to new ideas." - Jonah Goldberg

"The [concentration camps] were swarming with photographers and every new picture of horror served only to diminish the total effect. Now, for a short day, everyone will see what happened to those poor devils in those camps; tomorrow, very few will care what happens to them in the future." - Robert Capa

"I am aware of what you're talking about with FEMA camps. What is particularly disturbing about that is they are going to be on former military bases. A ton of people have expressed their concerns that what they're building are prison camps." - Matt Shea

"After World War II there were many Jews who remained in refugee camps...President Harry F. Truman called for the Harrison Commission to investigate the situation in the camps and it was a pretty gloomy report. There were very few Jews admitted into the United States." - Noam Chomsky

"I would say, on the basis of having observe a thousand people in the experiment and having my own intuition shaped and informed by these experiments, that if a system of death camps were set up in the United States of the sort we had seen in Nazi Germany, one would find sufficient personnel for those camps in any medium-sized American town." - Stanley Milgram

"As parents, we need to send our kids back to 'old-fashioned' outdoor summer camps, which have been on the decline as the demand for sports and academics-based camps has risen. We need to fight budget cuts to public parks programs and resist closures of public swimming pools and playgrounds." - Darell Hammond

"What my research has shown me is that experts tend on the whole to form very rigid camps; that within these camps, a dominant perspective emerges that often silences opposition; that experts move with the prevailing winds, often hero-worshipping their own gurus." - Noreena Hertz

"From the Soviet gulag to the Nazi concentration camps and the killing fields of Cambodia, history teaches that granting the state legal authority to kill innocent individuals has dreadful consequences." - Pete Du Pont

"For instance, against the tremendous resistance of Hitler and Kaltenbrunner, and at first Himmler too, I managed to save nine thousand Norwegians and Danes, whom I had released from concentration camps." - Walter Schellenberg

"These events have split the whole world into two camps: the camp of belief and the camp of disbelief.... There is only one God, and I declare that there is no prophet but Muhammad." - Osama Bin Laden

"I was six months old at the time that I was taken, with my mother and father, from Sacramento, California, and placed in internment camps in the United States." - Bob Matsui

"She always imagined that evil played out on a large canvas- wars, concentration camps, gas chambers, the partitioning of nations. Now she realized that evil had a domestic side, and its very banality protected it from exposure." - Thrity Umrigar

"We who survived the Camps are not true witnesses. We are those who, through prevarication, skill or luck, never touched bottom. Those who have, and who have seen the face of the Gorgon, did not return, or returned wordless." - Primo Levi

"Sometimes it seemed to me I could not look at those silent little figures; that I must go north, to the grim coal fields, to the Rocky Mountain camps, where the labor fight is at least fought by grown men" - Mother Jones

"Thousands of mercenaries, who have trained in camps on the territory of Chechnya as well as come in from abroad, are actually preparing to impose extremist ideas on the whole world" - Boris Yeltsin

"Hardships are quickly forgotten. Intense heat, bitter cold, rain and snow, fatigue,and luckless hunting fade quickly into memories of great fellowship, thoughts of beautiful country, pleasant camps, and happy campfires." - Fred Bear

"In Leading with Honor, Lee uses gripping stories from the POW camps to engage the reader and teach invaluable principles of leadership. I highly recommend this book for developing leaders at all levels in any organization, military of civilian." - William R. Looney III

"There really is no such thing as a sick child; there are children who happen to be sick. Think about it, and you will understand the magic of the Camps" - Paul Newman

"I begged my mom for a beat machine, she spent a crazy amount of money - so there were no more Christmases, no more basketball camps, no more birthday gifts. I always knew that's what I wanted to do." - J Cole

"I know how to move between political camps. When everyone in the world hated (Libyan leader Moammar) Gadhafi, I paid him an official visit. It caused an uproar - Lula's visiting the devil!" - Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva

"I want to make my contribution to humanity so that there will be no more Auschwitzes. Children who are born wanted and are given love and attention will not build concentration camps." - Henry Morgentaler

"Were half the power that fills the world with terror, Were half the wealth bestowed on camps and courts, Given to redeem the human mind from error, There were no need of arsenals or forts." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"There are a lot of universities that are as dangerous with the indoctrination of the children as terrorists are in Iran or North Korea. We have been setting up reeducation camps. We call them universities." - Glenn Beck

"Nature will not be conquered, but gives herself freely to her true lover - to him who revels with her, bathes in her seas, sails her rivers, camps in her woods, and with no mercenary ends, accepts all." - John Burroughs

"Men have died in torture chambers, on the stake, in concentration camps, in front of firing squads, rather than renounce their convictions. The appeaser renounces his under the pressure of a frown on a vacant face." - Ayn Rand

"It is not enough to defend our values at home, in our newspapers and in our institutions. We also have to defend them in the refugee camps of the Middle East, and the ruined ghost towns of Syria." - Angelina Jolie

"During my time in the camps, I had got to know the enemies of the human race quite well: they respect the big fist and nothing else; the harder you slug them, the safer you will be." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"God knows the angel's wings must have been over us in view of the terrible mortality in all other camps up an down this line which seemed to be being built in bones." - Edward Dunlop

"I would love to end my European campaign with the World Championship stripes on my back. But everything else that I have in my mind right now is to continue working with and having my little camps for women cyclists." - Kristin Armstrong

"Many genetically "altered" fish escape from the confines of the crowded floating concentration camps to mingle and mate with their wild fish cousins, causing horrible and irreversible damage to wild species." - Sharon Gannon

"We have absolute support from all our masses inside our occupied territories and even outside our occupied territories. The "War of the Camps" [in Lebanon] is another picture of this strong support of our masses." - Yasser Arafat

"The human race is not divided into two opposing camps of good and evil. It is made up of those who are capable of learning and those who are incapable of doing so." - E O Wilson

"While I regard the Nakba as an ongoing crime that needs to be prosecuted and reversed...Shavit defends its necessity and lectures Palestinians trapped in squalid refugee camps to just get over it." - Max Blumenthal

"The Indians had to be either killed, or herded into reservations, which were essentially concentration camps, and forgotten. Their history had to be absolutely obliterated so that we could believe that we were living on virgin soil." - Richard Rodriguez

"Were half the power that fills the world with terror, Were half the wealth bestowed on camps and courts, Given to redeem the human mind from error, There were no need of arsenals or forts." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"I know in Italy there is a producer, producing a film on Nazi concentration camps. I will suggest you for the role of kapo. You would be perfect for that role" - Silvio Berlusconi

"The World is divided into armed camps ready to commit genocide just because we can't agree on whose fairy tales to believe. In the end, Religion will kill us all." - Ed Krebs

"We find that the Romans owed the conquest of the world to no other cause than continual military training, exact observance of discipline in their camps, and unwearied cultivation of the other arts of war." - Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

"Referendums have always posed a threat when it comes to EU policy, because EU policy is complicated. They're an opportunity for those from all political camps who like to oversimplify things." - Martin Schulz

"We should refuse to get sucked into political camps and insist on pulling the best out of all of them. That's what Jesus did - challenge the worst of each camp and pull out the best of each." - Shane Claiborne

"I've taken clowns into the war in Bosnia, the refugee camps of Kosovo, and none of those are any more important than clowning in a subway or an elevator or just walking down the street." - Patch Adams

"I don't know if I'd call myself a prodigy, but I was a big forensics competitor in high school, and then during college I spent some time working at speech and debate camps as a coach." - Josh Gad

"Only Communists and Social Democrats who acted against the state were incarcerated. Most of the Communists and Social Democrats I had known became Nazis later. Only those who were doing anything against the state were thrown in concentration camps." - Fritz Sauckel

"The great medley of Oregon and California emigrants, at their camps around Independence, had heard reports that several additional parties were on the point of setting out from St. Joseph's farther to the northward." - Francis Parkman

"I spent my boyhood behind the barbed wire fences of American internment camps and that part of my life is something that I wanted to share with more people." - George Takei

"In the Second World War, they're talking about the Japanese traitors and putting them into concentration camps. But companies like DuPont had factories in Germany turning out stuff for the German Army." - Rob Walton

"Thousands of mercenaries, who have trained in camps on the territory of Chechnya as well as come in from abroad, are actually preparing to impose extremist ideas on the whole world." - Boris Yeltsin

"Dictatorships do cut down on rape, and pillage, not to mention sexual harassment, by the simple expedient of sending people to labour camps for life or cutting off their hands without a trial." - Barbara Amiel

"How is it that, once victory took form and the horrible spectacle of the extermination camps was revealed, we could have shamelessly broken the promises given to the peoples in those years of ordeal?" - Rene Cassin

"Spring and summer 1942 was probably the worst period of internal terror in Slovakia. It was also the time of mass deportation of Slovak Jews to the extermination camps in Poland." - Alexander Dubcek

"Both my father and mother were survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Nazi concentration camps. Apart from my parents, every family member on both sides was exterminated by the Nazis." - Norman Finkelstein

"Thousand got away to other countries; thousands returned to Spain tempted by false promises of kindness. By the tens of thousands, these Spaniards died of neglect in the concentration camps." - Martha Gellhorn

"And the fact of the matter is there were thousands of people that went through those training camps in Afghanistan. We know they are seeking deadlier weapons - chemical, biological and nuclear weapons if they can get it." - Dick Cheney

"We were fortunate enough to have several good books detailing the camps and the women. Some were by the survivors. I also got to talk to some of the women who had been in the camp, survivors." - Glenn Close

"Photographer James Nachtwey has spent his professional life in the places people most want to avoid: war zones and refugee camps, the city flattened by an earthquake, the village swallowed by a flood, the farm hollowed out by famine." - Nancy Gibbs

"It's all well and good to say that Germans were all responsible for the concentration camps, but I don't think they were. I think that was the work of a small group of fiends." - James Laughlin

"I do remember being teased by my cousins on my mom's side for not being black enough. And then I'd spend the summer with my dad and be sent to all white summer camps where I was 'that black girl.'" - Lauren London

"I was six months old at the time that I was taken, with my mother and father, from Sacramento, California, and placed in internment camps in the United States." - Robert Matsui

"Jordan is the only Arab state that has provided citizenship to Palestinian refugees and integrated them. But something has to be done about the Palestinians living in refugee camps in Syria and Lebanon." - Walter Russell Mead

"I grew up hiking and horseback riding in Tennessee, so I love being outside. I will joyfully run 12 miles, but I'm not very good at boot camps. When they start yelling, I start laughing." - Rachel Boston

"The orthodox believers in God are divided into two camps, one of which maintains that the existence of God is as demonstrable as any mathematical proposition, while the other asserts that his existence is not demonstrable to the intellect." - Annie Besant

"Indeed, while so much in education reform can divide activists into warring camps, expanding learning time unites reformers around a shared vision of bringing excellence and breadth to our nation's most impoverished and struggling schools." - Chris Gabrieli



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