Bystander Effect Night
By 1d539e98, Updated
Gifted English Project
One day; Eliezer was working at the camp in the warehouse. While working he started to hear some noises at the back of the building. They apparently came from a small room and he started to move closer towards the room. When he approached the room, he saw the Kapo Idek with a young polish girl together.
Eliezer couldn’t contain his laugh and bursts out laughing. The Kapo jumps scared and looks in the direction of Elie. Eliezer notices that the Kapo has seen him and starts to run. Unfortunately; Idek caught him and threatened him.
The Kapo ordered Elie to return to his place. Elie quickly followed his ordered and was back working with the rest. While they were working the Kapo had ordered to have roll call. Everybody was surprised and didn’t know why they were having roll call at that time. Elie was nervous and knew why roll call was taking place.
During roll call, the Kapo first made a short speech about people’s affairs. Eliezer was really nervous and scared. The Kapo was clearly stating that somebody had broken the rules and that he had to pay for it. That person needed to be punished so he would understand not to mess with them and that person was Elie.
Once the Kapo Idek finished his short speech he called out a number. The number was A-7713, Elie’s number. After this, he stepped forward and was ordered to lie on his belly on a crate. He was sweating and had no option, but to obey the Kapo’s orders.
After Eliezer did as he was told, the Kapo prepared to whip him. The one thing that Eliezer felt and heard at that moment was the lashes of the whip. He heard the Kapo counting and taking his time between the lashes. Finally, the Kapo counted 25 lashes and Eliezer fainted.
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