I know that if I saw what was happening with the children, women, and men being thrown into the flames, I would never be able to look at life in the same way. Like Elie, I would feel that I had just stepped into one of my unthinkable nightmares, that this must be an awful dream. Then, it is another matter to find out it is real. I don't think I could be able to survive with the fact that the rest of the world didn't care what happened to the innocent souls here. I have no idea how I as a person would react, it is impossible to imagine what it would be like, though I think that most people would be mentally unstable, not being able to cope with the fact of such horrible deeds being carried out. For the world not to notice, is unthinkable.
He saw little children, babies, being throwed into flames. He did not believe that someone could possilbly do that to other humans, especially humans tha were as young as they were. If I was in that situation, if I was to see what Elie saw, I would not believe it either. I would believe I was in a dream-state. I would also be horrified and terrified. I would possibly be in denial that the SS soldiers were burning live poeple. Young people. I would pray and wish that I was in a horrible nightmare, just unable to wake up. Which depending on what perspective you look at it from, Elie and all the other Jews were in that situation, stuck in a nightmare unable to wake up.-Bria
When first arriving to the camp the transports went through selection. They were either kept to eventually work at the concentration camp or chosen to be taken to the crematorium. As Elie saw children were first to go to the crematorium. Along with the Jewish babies went women. He saw the small children thrown into the pits that housed ferocious flames. Elie wished that it were all a dream, that he could just wake up in his room with his books. If I had experienced seeing people thrown into a fire I probably would not have believed it. I can't imagine how a human being would be capable of killing someone so brutally, so inhumane. Innocent beings like children that have done nothing wrong, or anybody for that matter, suffer so much for being a certain race. Like Abbey and Bria said it would all seem like a nightmare. A nightmare that has become reality and that has brought so much pain and suffering to millions of people.
Elie witnessed the most unthinkable, horrifying fates in the world. He watched little children being thrown into flames. Their young lives were being wasted because they were thought to be weak and or of no use. If I were in his shoes on that terrible day, I would not believe my eyes. I agree with Abbey in the fact that while all of this was happening, no one seemed to notice, and if they did they just turned their heads as if these people were worthless. Those people are just as equal to the murderers themselves. I also agree with Bria. I would think that this was some kind of twisted night mare or even worse. A night mare formed into a reality. It would probably feel like my biggest fears lying before my eyes, unfolding and revealing itself to the world. I don't even know or even want to think about what my reaction would be to this type of terror. I can't even handle fake terror off of scary movies so imagine how I am when it is real and I’m there. -Saphira
Elie saw babies, mothers, and childrens being thrown into flanes. If I was Elie I will not even blink while I am seeing the babies being thrown to the fire because I will jsut be thinking if this is a dream or not. I will just pinch myself until I "woke up" because I would never thought how humanity could have been.
If I would of went through what Eli and the Weisel family went through I'd be asking someone to pinch me too. it's just too hard to believe that come people have such a bad heart and that can treat people like that, just burning them not even feeling a bit of compasion or getting sad, they could almost laugh at their burning bodie as they disapear away. It is so tragic that you have too see if you are dreaming, it's like living in a nightmare not believing what is happening.