"The three condemned prisoners together stepped onto the chairs. In unison the nooses were placed around their necks" (Wiesel 64). "At the signal, the three chair were tipped over" (Wiesel 64).
"The two men were no longer alive. Their tongues were hanging out, swollen and bluish" (Wiesel 64).
"But the third rope was still moving: the child, too light, was still breathing..." (Wiesel 65). "And so he remained for more than half an hour, lingering between life and death, writhing before our eyes" (Wiesel 65).