later on becoming sick yourself or choosing to become an SS guard causing death

Later on becoming sick yourself or choosing to become

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later on becoming sick yourself, or choosing to become an SS guard causing death and destruction, and later having to live with what you had done. Every action comes with a decision, sometimes without even realizing it, and when you choose wrongfully, I trust that in someway, somehow, it comes back to haunt us in the future. The guards Elie had encountered firmly showed apathy, one of many themes in the novel Night. Not allowing anyone to express their basic thoughts and beliefs, shows even more callousness of their higher authority. The SS guards had completely changed into robots being controlled by the higher powers. They were ferocious in their treatment of the Jews, almost as though they were animals, violently yelling, kicking, and spitting on them, demonstrating how evil man can really be. My attention was drawn by an instance in the book, whereby the prisoners were n a train to Buchenwald. All the prisoners were starving after receiving no food three days in a row. A guard had decided to torment them by throwing a meagre piece of bread into the bundle of people, watching them nearly fight to the death trying desperately to snatch the piece. The guard was being inconvenienced due to the freezing weather and long hours, but that gave him no right to find entertainment in watching the innocent people suffer.
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