".... many individuals or people happen to think, with various degrees ofawareness, that every
alien is an enemy. This conviction mostly lies at the bottom to their minds like a latent
infection. It manifests itself only in irregular and random actions, and it does not
generate a thought system. But when this actually happens, when the unspoken
dogma becomes the main assumption of a syllogism, then concentration
camps inevitably follow. They are the product of a vision of the word
developed with rigorous coherence. Until such conviction survives,
its consequences will threaten us all.  Everybody should perceive
the history of concentration camps as a sinister sign  of

Primo Levi

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