In Night, by Elie Wiesel, Elie's neighbor in the hospital tells Elie he has the most faith in whom?

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In Night, by Elie Wiesel, Elie was put into the hospital because he had swelling in his right foot that was so bad he could not walk on it. The camp doctor, who was a Jewish prisoner like Elie, told him that he had to have an operation and that if he waited too long, his foot and possibly his entire leg would have to be amputated. While in the hospital, a Hungarian Jew sick with dysentery was in a bed near him. Elie described him as "faceless" because he could hear the man talk, but he could not see him well. After Elie's surgery, Elie heard a rumor that the Red Army was nearby and liberty was at hand. His neighbor, though, told him it was all an illusion and that Hitler had promised to annihilate the Jewish people.

At that point, Elie yelled at him, "What does it matter to you? Do we have to regard Hitler as a prophet?" (Wiesel 77)

And the Hungarian Jew answered him, "I've got more faith in Hitler than anyone else. He's the only one who's kept his promises, all his promises, to the Jewish people." (Wiesel 77)

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