Bystander Effect Night Part 2
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The prisoners and including his father stood watching while Eliezer was half unconscious, he couldn’t hear or see anything. None of the prisoners or his father tried to stop the Kapo because they knew they were to be punished too. His sight was blurry and didn’t realize that the Kapo was yelling at him.
Finally, Elie realized that the Kapo was yelling him to stand up. He wanted to stand up, but he had no more strength in his body. The Kapo was ordering him louder to stand up and Eliezer was making an effort, but he kept falling back on the crate. He wanted to tell the Kapo that he couldn’t stand up, but his mouth wouldn’t open. The Kapo got mad and ordered two inmates to help him stand up.
When Elie gets up, the two inmates take him to the Kapo. Idek threatens and warns him to punish him if he dares to speak of what he saw. Without looking at the Kapo, Elie is thinking about his father and the suffering.
As the Kapo finished his statement, Elie looked at him in the eyes. The only option that Eliezer had was to say yes. At the same time he thought about his father and himself. Elie nodded his head a million times forever, he agreed completely and understood the Kapo’s warning.
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