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Until We Meet Again: A Story of Love and Survival in the Holocaust
by Michael Korenbilt and Kathleen Janger

p.33 "What do you mean, in it?" asked Manya. "A haystack is just a haystack. There's no 'in;' there's just hay."

p.64 Malka: So last night he didn't come because he was afraid of being caught?
     Avrum: No. Josef didn't come because he got drunk, fell asleep in the barn, and didn't wake up until noon today."

p.82 "Ghetto" is an Italian word, first used in the Middle Ages to refer to a special section of towns in Italy where Jews were confined. Jews generally exercised control over their own affairs, but outside they were severely restricted. Ghettos were abolished in Western Europe by the nineteenth century, but were reintroduced by the Nazis in the countries they occupied. Concentrating the Jews into small confined spaces allowed their captors to control virtually every aspect of their physical existence, from food rationing to work assignments to the tedious counts, usually twice per day, of those inside.

p.116 "A man consists of three elements: a body, a soul, and a passport."
     --An old Russian saying

p.134 "We must prepare you for your trip. From now on you are Antonio Tomitzki, not Meyer Korenbilt. You must think 'Antonio' at all times. You must think and act like a Pole. You are no longer a Jew."

p.162 "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."
     --Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 of the Bible

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