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    Nelson Mandela
    “Badenhorst had perhaps been the most callous and barbaric commanding officer we had had on Robin Island. But that day, he had revealed that there was another side to his nature… it was a useful reminder that all men, even the most seemingly cold blooded, have a core of decency, and that if their hearts are touched, they are capable of changing. Ultimately, Badenhorst was not evil; his inhumanity had been foisted upon him by an inhuman system. He behaved like a brute because he was rewarded for brutish behavior.”
    Nelson Mandela

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    Timothy Snyder
    “The American and British soldiers who liberated the dying inmates from camps in Germany believed that they had discovered the horrors of Nazism. The images their photographers and cameramen captured of the corpses and the living skeletons at Bergen-Belsen and Buchenwald seemed to convey the worst crimes of Hitler...this was far from the truth. The worst was in the ruins of Warsaw, or the fields of Treblinka, or the marshes of Belarus, or the pits of Babi Yar.”
    Timothy Snyder, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

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    Timothy Snyder
    “The vast majority of Jews killed in the Holocaust never saw a concentration camp.”
    Timothy Snyder, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

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    Ed Catmull
    “If you give a good idea to a mediocre team, they will screw it up. If you give a mediocre idea to a brilliant team, they will either fix it or throw it away and come up with something better.”
    Ed Catmull, Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

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    Eva Hoffman
    “The past depends on the angle from which it is seen and from which it has been lived”
    Eva Hoffman, Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews

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