"...The truly unforgivable crimes are done by calm men in beautiful green silk rooms,
allocating death in abundance, in full ships, without passion or anger or lust,
or any other redeeming emotion that will grant them some kind of justification,
besides some cold fear from some bogus future. But the future crimes that
they are hoping to prevent are imaginary, and those that they are committing in
the present are real…"
From "SHARDS OF HONOR" by Lois McMaster Bujold
According to Eichmann the meeting lasted between one to one hour and a half.
not everyone left right at the end, and some gathered in small groups discussing
"technical details". in one of those "intimate" gatherings, Heydrich conveyed
his utmost satisfaction and allowed himself to drink cognac although
he almost never drunk in public.
From the testimony of Adolf Eichmann about the Wannsee Conference in 20.01.1942
Representing key sentences by the character: "Most of my life I have killed and
witnessed killing. I was partner to endless planning and developing
of methods and ways to kill and destroy. I watched people devote their lives to it,
I have devoted my entire life to it - as far as I’m concerned,
"… We are all sick! Life is a disease, fatal for us and everything around us - we live ergo
we kill - me and you and her, and her father and her mother...
Body language, and main character lines: Short of words, restrained, cool headed,
tough, practical, ambitious, active, always in control, a born leader.
Occupation: A professional soldier. served most of his adult life in elite units,
special forces and intelligence units.
Background: Born to a middle class family, and raised in military boarding schools
from early childhood. when he reached the age of 18 he already served as an officer.
singled out by his superior and peers, as an excellent promising officer bound for
greatness (a candidate for the highest ranks in the military and in the future, politics).
The colonel played a key role in the biological warfare project that went wrong.
after his entire family got infected, he killed them himself, and went on roaming around
the country, always on the attack - finding and killing infected on his own terms -
(he alone chooses the time and place).
Moral point of view: Life is a constant violent struggle for survival. any one who does
not attack, kill, destroy and enslave, is bound to be killed or enslaved by others.
power, control and initiative are everything.
Motto: Kill or get killed, eat or get eaten - always on the offensive….
Goal and objectives before the outbreak: Get as much power for himself and his country.
"…ALICE: I just wanted to ask you which way I ought to go
Cheshire Cat: well. that depends on where you want to get to
ALICE: It really doesn't matter, as log as I…
Cheshire Cat: then it really doesn’t matter which way you go…"
From Alice in Wonderland
Representing key sentences by the character: "….tell me, don’t you think there can be beauty that serves no purpose? beauty that has value just because it’s beauty? can’t people do things for no reason, just for the sake of pleasure – eat something because it’s tasty, listen to music or look at a painting just for the sake of enjoyment?... "
Body language, and main character lines: Quiet, warm, kind hearted, naïve and trusting.
Occupation: A teenage schoolgirl
Background: Born to an upper-middle class family.
until recently an ordinary teenager, mostly involved with her social life.
after the outbreak she lost everyone but her sister.
Moral point of view: Because of her young age, she still hasn’t developed
a strong and clear moral point of view. Moral issues did not concern her
up till now, since she only gave thought to her own "small world".
Goal and objectives before the outbreak: Have fun, be popular, buying cloths,
dating boys etc...
"… There is no gift like the gift of the Dhamma, (no acquaintance like) acquaintance
with Dhamma, (no distribution like) distribution of Dhamma, and (no kinship like)
kinship through Dhamma. And it consists of this: proper behavior towards servants and
employees, respect for mother and father, generosity to friends, companions, relations,
brahmans and ascetics, and not killing living beings. therefore a father, a son,
a brother, a master, a friend, a companion or a neighbor should say: "this is good, this
should be done." One benefits in this world and gains great merit in the next by giving the
gift of the Dhamma…"
From the Edicts of Ashoka
"…The true holy and righteous men, does not complain about evil but rather spread justice,
does not complain about heresy but rather spread faith, does not complain about ignorance
but rather spread wisdom…."
Form "MISTS OF PURITY" by Rabbi Cook
Representing key sentences by the character: "…There’s always hope,
you just have to take a good look around…."
"…my entire life I have watched people dying in agony from all kinds of strange diseases,
real and imaginary. I've also watched people who got better, and those who grew as a result
of that suffering – you’re right, nothing’s changed, and that’s exactly how I know there’s still hope…
"… once I treated a terminally ill patient that asked for a court order to switch off her
life support machine, and allow her to die with dignity. when the order came in, the
patient insisted that only her young daughter disconnect her. that daughter
lived on the other side of the world. It took them a whole week to find her and
another week for her to get there. the mother was in constant agony – everyone
begged her to end it, but she insisted on waiting. When it was over, and I spoke
to the daughter, she spoke to me of a harsh, cold and demanding mother that
never consoled, caressed or accepted. but, she was willing to forgive everything,
if only her mother told her just once that she loved her. that’s when I said to
the daughter – “not only did she say she loves you, she shouted it out from
the other end of the world…”
Body language, and main character lines: Likes to listen rather then talk. kind,
good hearted, warm, generous, brave and very moral.
Occupation: A doctor.
Background: Born to a middle class family. spent most of her childhood and
adolescence in hospitals suffering from cancer. this was one of the reasons she
chose medicine as a vocation. lost all of her family in the catastrophe except one.
Moral point of view: The world is full of ugliness and beauty, suffering and pleasure,
good and evil. we never chose to be born, but we can choose how to live our lives -
stay indifference/ destroy kill and cause pain/ or build, save and heal.
Goal and objectives before the outbreak: Be a good person. take care of family
and friends. study and teach medicine.
"Oh the shark babe has such pretty teeth, dear
and he shows them pearly white
just a jack knife has ol’ MacHeath, babe
and he keeps it out of sight
you know when that shark bites with his teeth, dear
scarlet billows start to spread
fancy gloves though wears ol’ MacHeath, babe
so there's never, never a trace of red
on the sidewalk, oh sunday morning don’t you know
lies a body just oozing life
and someone's sneaking around the corner
could that be our boy Mack the knife?...."
The ballad of Mack the knife from "The Three penny Opera" by Bertolt Brecht
Representing key sentences by the character: "… You’re finished ! you hear me?!
you’re finished and once I’m through with you I’ll cut off your little
friend’s head and take care of the women…."
"… They’re right, they’re absolutely right. You kill one human being as a citizen –
you’re a heinous murderer, you kill one human being while in uniform, you’re a hero.
a citizen that kills 20 people is a psychopath, a soldier – gets a medal. If you kill
dozens or hundreds of thousands – way to go, you’re a national hero, and if you
killed millions, well, you’re a god! They write songs about you! They
write legends about you! ..."
Body language, and main character lines: smart, a sadist, evil all the way through
Occupation: Murderer, rapist, thief.
Background: Born to a low class family. deteriorated to crime from early childhood.
committed almost any possible crime and spent many years in and out of jail.
he was an experiment subject in the biological warfare program that went wrong.
Moral point of view: Pure evil - has urges and lusts to kill, destroy and hurt others.
he does not consider himself as evil, and thinks those who do are hypocrites.
Goal and objectives before the outbreak: Have fun, kill, rape, destroy and hurt as many
people as possible....
"Now we are all sons of bitches"
Kenneth Bainbridge commenting to Robert Oppenheimer, seconds after the experiment
of the first atom bomb at Los Alamos 16.7.1945
"I want to know god's thoughts; the rest are details."
Representing key sentences by the character:"…I don’t get you, don’t you have an
ounce of curiosity? One day you wake up and everyone has turned into mindless, crazed,
murderous, blood thirsty zombies and you don’t care how it happened…"
"…. before this all began I could sit and watch these scenes for hours – observe
the basic power, the creation of matter from nothing – there’s no greater truth than that…."
"… there’s always something – that’s civilization, isn’t it? someone tells others what
to do, gets things in order and in return, lives at their expense…."
"… I always have a plan, that’s why you put up with me, isn’t it? or maybe you enjoy me
“driving you crazy”?... "
Body language, and main character lines: Talkative, inquisitive, kind hearted, has a developed
sense of humor, very intelligent and creative. a little childish, naïve, and inexperienced
when coming to deal with relationships, especially with women.
Occupation: Hacker, inventor.
Background: Born to a middle class family. a gifted child, college dropout
(he was always too bored, impatient and nonconformist). lived for a few years in complete
solitude (spending most of his time on the internet, rather than dealing with the real world),
earning his living as a freelance programmer.
Moral point of view: Characterized by lack of a unified moral point of view
(it's simply not in his scope). what drives him is his unlimited thirst to learn, understand,
discover, invent - with almost no thought as to the moral consequences.
Goal and objectives before the outbreak: Know, understand, discover, invent…..