In Chapter 3 of "Night", when questioned by the S.S Officer, why did Elie lie about his age and occupation?
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Elie knows that if he gives his true age he will be considered too young to be able to stay with his father. He will probably be marched off to the gas chamber. He also knows that he needs to find some reason the Nazis will find him useful. So, he lies about his occupation so that the Nazis will decide not to kill him but to send him someplace where they can use his skills.
What process do the prisoners undergo after they pass the selection that degrades and dehumanizes them?
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