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A member of the former Czech government, now imperilled anew in the Red blight which has fallen on his land, told me about his three-and-a-half years' suffering in the worst Nazi concentration camps. "Now, alas, I have lost the capacity to weep. My heart is tired, does not feel emotion. I have borne all and am above it all." Thus he had learned a forced detachment. Although it cannot be a durable one, some reserve will remain.

-- Notebooks Category 13: Human Experience > Chapter 1: Situation > # 299

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