Eliezer stays awake for his soon to die father for a while as his father moans

Eliezer stays awake for his soon to die father for a

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surgeon and isn’t able to do anything about dysentery. Eliezer stays awake for his (soon to die) father for a while, as his father moans, "Eliezer." But Eliezer has fallen asleep. In the morning, his father’s body is gone and Eliezer hopes that his father wasn’t taken to the crematorium before he stopped breathing. Eliezer is now miserable, but in the back of his mind, he was freed from taking care of his father. Eliezer is at Buchenwald for a couple more months, until April 11th. During those months after his father died, nothing mattered to him. The enemies are approaching and it seems like the Germans will fulfill their promise to terminate
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the world of Jews. The SS officers began to evacuate the camp and started moving prisoners out each day. After all prisoners are removed, the camp will be blown up. But Eliezer and others in the camp were lucky. An underground resistance movement in the camp acts and gains control. At six o’clock that night, American tanks were at the door of Buchenwald. And the Jews were finally freed from death. The first thing they did as free men is stuff themselves with food. Then Eliezer gets food poisoning and spends weeks recovering in the hospital. When he felt better, Eliezer looks at himself in the mirror and sees himself as a corpse. That vision of himself has never left his mind.
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  • Fall '18
  • Night, Auschwitz concentration camp, Nazi concentration camps, Schutzstaffel, ● Eliezer

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