Nazi Deception and the Demoralization and Dehumanization of Eliezer and his Fellow Prisoners
In addition to being written at a college level:
• Your thesis support essay must be 500 – 750words, typed, double spaced.
• Your essay must have an introduction, at least three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Do not retell the story!
• Use at least three correctly documented quotes, summaries, or paraphrases from “Night”. Note: Remember to enclose the exact words of your sources in “quotation marks.”
Cite by author and page number in parentheses following each quote. Example (Wiesel 32).
• Include a work cited entry for Night.
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From deportation from Sighet to murder at Birkenau, deception was often used to confuse and demoralize the prisoners. Eliezer observes the now-infamous inscription above the entrance to Auschwitz, equating work with liberty. How does that inscription come to embody the deceit and bitter irony of the Nazi camps? What was the inscription? What was “work” of the prisoners? How does deception dehumanize? (Think about what all the lies do to the human spirit)