This is the part when Eliezer is trying to comfort Yehiel because he was weeping bitterly. Elie is still in shock and hasn’t exactly processed everything that is happening to him. It shows how everything still seems like a dream and it’s unreal while other are able to fully grasp the situation. It might have also been why it took so long for rescue to come, people didn’t believe that it was happening and didn’t know what it was capable of. He no longer saw what was important to him.
After arriving at the camp, an SS officer breaks the news to them and it seems as if he was taunting them. He feeds off of their fear and it shows the theme of being inhumane. He shows no compassion for others and only cares about keeping his position. It also shows how most of the officers were seen and acted like during the holocaust. They actually enjoyed their job and didn’t show any care or equality for other human beings. They were judgemental and stereotyping them just because they were Jews. He uses this to describe the impact it had on everyone 's lives.
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- As tensions escalated in Europe until the point of the Second World War, another war raged beneath the surface, unbeknownst to foreign onlookers. Not only did Hitler and Nazi Germany start an unprovoked war that took the lives of over 50 million soldiers, they also exterminated millions of innocent people for no other reason than their religion. The Holocaust began in 1933, reached its peak during the Second World War, and came to an end with the war in 1945. Hitler used the Holocaust as a mechanism to purge his German state of any lesser people (especially those of Jewish heritage) that might be of some threat to his superior Aryan race.... [tags: Holocaust, World War 2, Nazi, genocide, ]
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