Quotation by Stefan Zweig

Each of us, even the lowliest and most insignificant among us, was uprooted from his innermost existence by the almost constant volcanic upheavals visited upon our European soil and, as one of countless human beings, I can't claim any special place for myself except that, as an Austrian, a Jew, writer, humanist and pacifist, I have always been precisely in those places where the effects of the thrusts were most violent.
Stefan Zweig (18811942), Austrian writer. Die Welt von Gestern (The World of Yesterday), p. 7, trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, S. Fischer Verlag (1955).
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