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Relative from Antwerp. Asked about wife and children in which Elie lied about hearing from them.
Sang with a deep dark voice; said that God was testing them; Translated a verse from the Bible into numbers which he thought he could predict Redemption with.
A jewish Pole who played in the camp's military band; he also worked with Elie in the warehouse for electrical materials.
Yossi and Tibi
"Two brothers from Czecholslovakia whose parents had been exterminated in Birkenau. They lived for each other, body and soul."
Nice, jewish Blockalteste; organized a cauldron of soup for the young, the weak, and anyone who dreamed more of an extra portion of food than liberty.
The French woman
Helped Elie after being accosted by Idek; he later ran into the woman in Paris long after the war.
A novel experience
Elie caught the Kapo Idek with a young Polish girl; for this he received 25 lashes.
"Long live liberty! My curse on Germany! My curse! My-"
Last words uttered by the first prisoner hung in the Appelplatz for stealing during an air raid.
Oberkapo of the Fifty-second Cable Kommando
Dutchman, loved by all his prisoners; sabotaged the electric plant and harbored weapons for a revolt.
"For God's sake where is God?" "Where He is? This is where--hanging from these gallows."
Here Elie has abandoned his faith after seeing an angelic boy (the Pipel of the Oberkapo) and two other men hung for plotting revolt.
The Jewish New-Year; Here Elie presents us with a deep hatred of God and a complete abandonment of mysticism.
A knife and a spoon
Elie's "inheritance" when his father thought he was to be terminated in the following day's selection.
"In three days I'll be gone...say Kaddish for me"
Last words of Akiba Drumer: after losing his faith he "gave up" on life and was deemed unfit in the selection.
A swollen foot
Elie was sent to the infimary for a swollen foot, he had surgery performed; it was swollen with pus.
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