I ran across this reading a review of a new documentary on Simon Wiesenthal, and it moved me.
"A soldier stays on the battlefield" was Wiesenthal's explanation for staying in inhospitable postwar Vienna. To illustrate his point, Wiesenthal threw a 90th birthday party for himself at the city's Imperial Hotel, where Hitler wined and dined his friends and plotted the execution of 6 million Jews. "Look, even the chandeliers are shaking," said Wiesenthal at the dinner. "Hitler is gone. The Nazis are no more. But we are still here, singing and dancing."
Am Yisrael chai. The people of Israel live.