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Peace is easy to spot; you can find it. When Quakers broke the food blockade on Germany and Austria after World War I they were not motivated by emotional love toward individual Germans, but were motivated by a higher call, the call to peace. And in fact, they seem to have been correct. Because thirty years later, Quaker relief groups, and they only, were allowed to rescue Jews inside Germany, even at the height of the war. Because their commitment to peace made an impression on the mindset of people as dehumanized as the followers of Hitler.

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