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Tony writes on Thursday, April 6, 2000


A FEW hours ago I stumbled across a site about Elie Wiesel, weasel, where towards the bottom of the page it states this...

"In January of 1945, in anticipation of a Russian takeover, the Germans were evacuating Auschwitz. Future Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, a young teenager at the time, was hospitalized in Birkenau (the "extermination camp") after surgery on an infected foot. His doctor had recommended two weeks of rest and good food but, before his foot healed, the Russian takeover became imminent. Hospital patients were considered unfit for the long trip to the camps in Germany and the future Nobel Laureate thus could have remained at Birkenau to await the Russians. Although his father had permission to stay with him as a hospital patient or orderly, father and son talked it over and decided to move out with the Germans. Well, this whole story seems pretty strange considering those gigantic flames and the babies and all. Why would he remain with these monstrous enflamers? The Nobel laureate doesn't say. No doubt it was the intervention of God once again, who softened the hearts of these bad guys and caused them to take care of the future Nobel laureate as if he was one of their own."

I had to do a research paper just a few weeks ago about Elie Wiesel, and I had to read his autobiography, Night. I just wanted to comment that in his autobiography he states that he thought it wasn't a good idea to stay at the hospital, because he was in fear that the Nazis may kill the people in the hospital for they had no need for them. He said that he was scared they would bomb the hospital, and kill all those who weren't "useful" to the Nazis anymore.

Now, I am very bad on this whole Holocaust subject, since for years I have been taught otherwise. I have been taught, like some people state, on a "kindergarden level" where it is "good" against "bad." But I just wanted to comment on this passage I read, and there was no email address on that site, so I wanted to share my comment with you.

Sincerely, Tony

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