KURT SCHNELLENKAMP: The good thing about it all is that we held together until the very end. As a group, I mean.
KURT SCHNELLENKAMP: There was absolute trust in each other, in the word of God and the bible. And ultimately in Paul Schäfer, too.
RÜDIGER SCHMIDTKE: Certain things, out of shame and for moral reasons, just cannot be said.
ANNA SCHNELLENKAMP: When Paul Schäfer was gone... initially there was... I don't want to say chaos, but we did not know yet that he had done bad things. So we were hoping he'd come back. It only gradually came out that something was wrong... What they told us is not true!
ANNA SCHNELLENKAMP: I knew that Papa was my father and Mama was my mother.
HERMAN SCHWEMBER: I think Schäfer is the worst criminal Chile has ever seen. I know of no other case where someone systematically raped their friends' children, [...] Not even Hitler did that.
HERMAN SCHWEMBER: If you look at everything that happened and how it happened, it becomes clear that they had to know about it. If they don't reconstruct what actually happened, they won't make progress.
JOHAN SPATZ: Actually, I am glad that I know so little. I don't want to know more. What will that bring me?
JOHAN SPATZ: We decided to put it behind us and start a new life.
AKI LAUBE: It is difficult. Sometimes I feel like running away, but on the other hand, abandoning everything […], that is, I am torn between the two.
AKI LAUBE: Suddenly a rallying cry went around, […] "Everyone is guilty, more or less. We are all guilty." I really revolted against that. I said, "I don't feel guilty. How am I guilty? I was a baby, beaten into the system. How am I guilty? I don't feel guilty!
WALTER LAUBE: Silence can be more destructive... But it was like this: You never knew if, where, and when there was a snitch. You never knew what the others were thinking.