Kindness Under Duress

"Most people think the Holocaust camps were like snake pits–that people stepped on each other for survival. It wasn't like that at all. There was kindness, support, understanding.A childhood friend of mine, Ilse, once found a raspberry in the camp and carried it in her pocket all day to present to me that night on a leaf. Those are the moments I want to remember. People behaved nobly under unspeakable circumstances."

Gerda Weissman Klein in The Christian Science Monitor