Interviewer: You’re a Hungarian Jew who escaped the Holocaust by posing as a Christian and you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.
George Soros: I was 14 years old and I would say that was when my character was made.
Interviewer: In what way?
George Soros: That one should think ahead and anticipate events and what is threatened.
Interviewer: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.
George Soros: That’s right.
Interviewer: Was it difficult?
George Soros: Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t see the connection but it created no problem at all.
Interviewer: No feeling of guilt?
George Soros: Well, of course I could be on the other side, I could be the one from whom the thing was being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn’t be there, because… well actually, funny thing, it’s just like in markets, if I wasn’t there (of course I wasn’t doing it,) someone else would be taking it away anyhow. Whether I was there or not (I was only a spectator) the property was being taken away. So, I had no role it taking it away. So, I had no guilt.