Why was it a secret where they were being deported in Elie Wiesel's Night?    

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This is a good question. There are several reasons why the Germans did not divulge the final destination to the Jews. 

First, the Germans did not want to give information to the Jews, lest they revolt. Imagine if the Jews knew that they were going to a concentration camp, where they will most likely die. It would not settle well at all. There would mostly be a final revolt to the death in view of their probable death. 

Second, by not giving information, it is a subtle, but powerful way to exercise power over the Jews. Information and knowledge is power and this is something that the Germans did not want to share.

 

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