Hannah Arendt

“As far as the Jews were concerned, the transformation of the "crime" of Judaism into the fashionable "vice" of Jewishness was dangerous in the extreme. Jews had been able to escape from Judaism into conversion; from Jewishness there was no escape. A crime, moreover, is met with punishment; a vice can only be exterminated.”


Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism
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The Origins of Totalitarianism The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
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