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  • "...using for my defence the only arms I allow myself to use, silence, exile, and cunning", said James Joyce. I knew a man who was trapped in Vienna in the early 1940s, a Jew who'd gotten his family out but not himself. He bribed some Gestapo with cigarettes. Hid in the closet of a contessa. Found a way to Italy, to a ship, to the US. That was all he ever said about it.
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