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Night is a remarkable document because it shows how much people can endure It states the obvious to draw attention to the texts treatment of the Holocaust but this is perhaps its greatest claim to our attention There are countless books articles films and documentaries on the subject but few are written by people who have suffered directly in such a way and even fewer are animated by such terrible pain and understanding of what was lost Discussion of Night must begin and end with what the Nazis did to the Jews Jews faced many problems within the Holocaust Their identity was taken away from them and they were given numbers In the afternoon we were made to line up Three prisoners brought a table and some medical instruments With the left sleeve rolled up each person passed in front of the table The three veterans with needles in their hands engraved a number on our arms I became A-7713 After that I had no other name Yet they could do nothing Losing your identity and being put in a place of demeanor like that is self-detrimental Loaded into a wagon of 80 only built for a few and being told if anyone was to show up missing all of the people would be killed like dogs There are eighty of you in this wagon added the German officer If anyone is missing youll all be shot like dogs Comparing a human being to an animal is outlandish While riding from camp to camp seeing the crematorys flames bursting from the top of the buildings in the night skies to moving multiple tons of stone during the day they could only hope that they were not the next to be put in the flames As the train stopped we saw this time that flames were gushing out of a tall chimney into the black sky It is worth nothing that their sufferings
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