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There are no words to attiquitly describe the emotional torture and loss endured by the holocaust victims. Feelings of dehumanization and loss of faith can only make one sink lower and lower into depression. The thought going through most of the prisoners minds is not only how could humanity even let such an atrocity happen, but how could the almighty god let this occur. Many of the emotional tortures the Nazis had done to the Jews was completely demoralize them. In the book, it describes in detail how bad these Nazis treated them. One as myself can only imagine how this could be to a person. Forced to shave your head and even put I.D.s tattooed on their arms were only a few of the many physical damages they encountered. Even though the Nazis physically abused these innocent people, what really intrigues me is how these people who survived deal with the mental part of the holocaust. Loss of hope was a huge subject in this book, but the ones who lost hope were the weak and the ones who died and not just only because they were physically weak. It takes a mentally strong person to displace oneself from the many horrors. In a section of the book these Jews had to run in the snow for miles and miles before getting to stop. Towards the end of the section they figured out that they had just ran forty-two miles. A person in good health like myself can only run maybe three miles before my mind tells me to stop. But during “Night” by Elie Wiesel, these people had to mentally displace themselves from the horrors in front of them. They essentially had to find their happy place to escape to ad that’s what kept the strong alive. Animals. These people were treated like animals. Like livestock being forced to their execution. Herded like cows into containers and train cars as if they were about to be killed and eaten (except the eaten part). Even the selection line, when he was split up with most of his family, theywere treated like animals. To see in reenactments and...
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