Nazi Deception and the Demoralization and Dehumanization of Eliezer and his Fellow Prisoners
From deportation from Sighet to murder at Birkenau, deception was often used to confuse and demoralize the prisoners. Eliezer observes the now-infamous inscription above the entrance to Auschwitz, equating work with liberty. How does that inscription come to embody the deceit and bitter irony of the Nazi camps? What was the inscription? What was “work” of the prisoners? How does deception dehumanize? (Think about what all the lies do to the human spirit)
Write a 500-750 word thesis/support essay based on the topic.
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Include an introduction with a clear thesis statement, body paragraphs with topic sentences and specific supporting details, and a conclusion. Do not unnecessarily retell the story.
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