"it is shame that survives. it is shame that testifies. one finds there the two propositions folded into one discrete and dreadful flush (shame itself is its own testimony. testimony is shame). ı feel shame. that is a pleonasm
; you have felt this since i have begin to say that ı feel shame.
on this, i will be now more specific, and we will have to change register. i have always felt shame, i said, as far back as i can remember. i have grown up with shame. i have felt shame everytime we spoke of ourselves. for, each time we spoke of ourselves, we did not speak to ourselves. each time, an appeal was made to a third party ... and thus, i have felt shame continuously. as survivors, we have never ceased, in fact, to appeal to the external gaze (...)"