Thursday, August 14, 2014

"The good people died first."

"The good people died first. Those who refused to steal or to prostitute themselves died. Those who gave food to others died. Those who refused to eat corpses died. Those who refused to kill their fellow man died. Parents who resisted cannibalism died before their children did."

     Timothy Snyder on the Ukrainian famine of 1933.  Bloodlands:  Europe between Hitler and Stalin (New York:  Basic Books, 2010), 50.

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