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In  Night, what happens at the entrance of every camp Eliezer goes to?

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Posted February 10, 2009 at 11:36 AM via web

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In  Night, what happens at the entrance of every camp Eliezer goes to?

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podunc | College Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted February 13, 2009 at 11:38 AM (Answer #1)

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After their arrival at every camp, Eliezer and his group are sent to take showers. While this might seem like a good thing, these group showers--where they herded in and out like cattle and are all given identical clothes afterwards--are just one of the many ways the Jews are dehumanized by the Nazis. It is also ironic because we now know that, in Nazi concentration camps, gas chambers were often misrepresented as "showers" and that many people died in them.

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