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Janet Wolff

postwar Holocaust restitution. The Holocaust is always the extreme case taken in discussions of ethics and morality, not always usefully if it is intended as a generic example. But I do think that the concept of the grey zone, somewhat downgraded from its stark and terrifying existence in Primo Levi’s experience, memory and testimony, is one we should retain, as an injunction against simplistic and unconsidered judgement. I don’t think any of this is disloyal to blue. After all, as Philip Ball tells us, in Classical literature the distinction between grey and blue was

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Janet Wolff

guarding her from doing herself a hurt. These are the chief things in the picture which is to be called ‘Found’ and for which my sister Maria has found me a most lovely motto from Jeremiah: ‘I remember Thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals’. The theme is not one for our times – the morality archaic, the sentimentality outmoded, the melodrama anachronistic for the modern viewer. And, it is probably not necessary to point out, my mother was not a fallen woman. Yet I have always felt it was more than just the coincidence of the name that drew me to

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