• The concentration camps, by making death itself anonymous (making it impossible to find out whether a prisoner is dead or alive), robbed death of its meaning as the end of a fulfilled life. In a sense they took away the individual’s own death, proving that henceforth nothing belonged to him and he belonged to no one. His death merely set a seal on the fact that he had never existed.

    Hannah Arendt (1968). “Totalitarianism: Part Three of The Origins of Totalitarianism”, p.174, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt