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Brooks Ross HIST 2002 October 22, 2009 Imre Kertesz, Fatelessness 7. In the beginning of chapter six, George discusses survival tactics and mentalities. What were they? In chapter six, George discusses his mentalities and survival tactic. He says, “At a concentration camp, it was sufficient to become a good prisoner, the rest was in the hands of the future-that, by and large, was how I grasped it, what I based my conduct on, and incidentally was pretty much the same as I saw others were doing in general.” George’s mentality is to be a good prisoner and pray for the future to better things for him. One of
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Unformatted text preview: George’s survival tactics was not to neglect oneself. He stresses on the importance of wash oneself as a survival tactic. He also emphasizes on the “frugal apportioning of rations.” He says this way you can avoid the tormenting thought that you had nothing to eat. He says the most secure place during a roll call or march column was in the middle row. George also talks about how when soup was being served, it was better to aim for the back of the line because of the thicker sediment on the bottom of the pot. These were all essential to surviving in Zeitz....
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