Night Oratorical Journal Essay

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While reading this book, you’ll start to notice how much people are just praying and hoping for survival. Just imagining the fact that you have to go day by day praying you’ll survive the next day without being put to death is the scariest feeling in the world. "Why, but why should I bless him? In every fiber, I rebelled. Because He had, had thousands of children burned in his pits? Because he kept six crematories working night and day, on Sundays and feast days? Because on His great might, He had created Auschwitz, Bierkenau, Buna, and so many factories of death" (page 64) Day and night they’re constantly living in fear and working their butts off, for what? Just a little visual entertainment for Hitler and his SS guards. The guards knew they…show more content…
It was a long time since we had passed beyond the limits of fatigue. Our legs were moving mechanically, in spite of us, without us" (page 83). During there long journeys from camp to camp they’ve lost many people due to trying to survive. They go days without sleeping, eating and even just resting. Without sleep you start to get really weak, hallucinate, and you could possibly die. "The snow began to form a thick layer over our blankets. They brought us bread- the usual ration. We threw ourselves upon it. Someone had the idea of appeasing his thirst by eating the snow. As we were not allowed to bend down, everyone took out his spoon and ate the accumulated snow off his neighbor's back. A mouthful of bread and a spoonful of snow. The SS who were watching laughed at the spectacle" (page 92). Desperate times call for desperate measures. Even though they have no idea how contaminated the snow is, it’s there only source of water. Their ration portions for food are probably not even close to 3/4th of our normal size portion food that we eat every day. Imagine the pain and suffering they’re going through trying to just get through a day without dying and not knowing when they’re going home, or even IF they’re going home. When on the other hand we all have the opportunity to just go home and relax without a care in the

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