In Night by Elie Wiesel, what eight words did the SS men keep repeating when the Jews arrived at Auschwitz? 

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When Eliezer and the other Jewish prisoners arrive at the camp, the SS men constantly bark instructions at them. The most important of these is "Men to the left! Women to the right!" Inmates of the Nazi death camps were segregated according to gender: women and girls would be housed in one block, men and boys in the other. While men and boys were put to work, women and girls tended to regarded by the Nazis as more expendable. Upon separation, many of them were immediately sent to the gas chambers to be killed.

This is what appears to have happened to Eliezer's mother and sister not long after they were separated from him and his father. The Nazis cynically sent girls to their deaths alongside their mothers, as they thought this would make the process of killing them a lot easier—easier for the Nazis, that is—by minimizing potential outbreaks of hysteria. They had no moral qualms about the actual process of gassing innocent women and children to death; they simply wanted to make it more efficient.

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When Night author Elie Wiesel and the rest of the Jewish people from Sighet arrived at Auschwitz, they were met by the Schutzstaffel, called SS for short. Schutzstaffel is German for "Protective Echelon" or "Protection Squadron." The SS spoke eight words over and over, and those words were, "Men to the left! Women to the right" (Wiesel 27). Elie was quickly separated from his mother and sisters, never to see his mother again. It all happened very fast. Elie and his father were sent in one direction, and the rest of his family in the other. Elie saw his mother and sisters moving away, and they did not even have a chance to say goodbye. Elie's last memory of his family all together would be this moment when he saw his mother holding hands with his little sister. This moment would often come back to haunt Elie Wiesel.

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