Ezra Lieberman
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Ezra Lieberman (Character)
from The Boys from Brazil (1978)

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The Boys from Brazil (1978)
[Ezra explains why he is searching for Josef Mengele]
Ezra Lieberman: He was the chief doctor of Auschwitz, who killed 2.5 million people, experimented with children - Jewish and non-Jewish - using twins mostly, injecting blue dyes into their eyes to make them acceptable Aryans... amputating limbs and organs from thousands without anesthetics.

Ezra Lieberman: You're not a guard now, madame! You are a prisoner! I may leave here today empty handed. But you... are not going anywhere.

Ezra Lieberman: Did you kill Wheelock?
Dr. Josef Mengele: [sarcastically] No, he's in the kitchen mixing us some cocktails!

Ezra Lieberman: Not Mozart. Not Picasso. Not a genius who will enrich the world. But a lonely little boy with a domineering father, a customs officer who was 52 when he was born. And an affectionate doting mother who was 29. The father died when he was 65 when the boy was nearly 14... Adolph Hitler.

Barry Kohler: Okay, I'm running it down now. It will only take a second.
Ezra Lieberman: Take your time, old men don't go back to sleep once they've been awakened.

Sidney Beynon: Have you any idea how many men in their mid-60s die every day?
Ezra Lieberman: I try not to think about it.

Professor Bruckner: He was nothing but a sadist, really.
Ezra Lieberman: A sadist with an MD and a PHD.
Professor Bruckner: Well, some people would say the perfect definition of a scientist.

Professor Bruckner: Cloning. What if I were to tell you that I could take a scraping of skin from your finger and create another Ezra Lieberman?
Ezra Lieberman: I would tell you not to waste your time on my finger.

David Bennett: We have the right and we have the duty.
Ezra Lieberman: To do what? To kill children?

[last lines]
Ezra Lieberman: You know, there was a nurse here, an angel of mercy called Miss Hannah, who actually gives me cigarettes. You know what she said to me the other day? She said, Mr. Lieberman, if you can escape Buchenwald, and you can escape those bullets, then a few cigarettes will not hurt you.
[suddenly lights the list on fire]
Ezra Lieberman: Isn't that a nice thing to say?