Over there, across the street, stands the high school building. A being. We can look over the building from all sides, we can go in and explore it from cellar to attic, and note everything we encounter in that building: corridors, staircases, schoolrooms, and their equipment, Everywhere we find beings and we find them in a very definite arrangement. Where is the Being of this high school? For after all it is. If anything belongs to this being, it is its Being; yet we do not find the Being inside it.

– Martin Heidegger, philosopher, member of the Nazi Party 1934-1945