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Elie Wiesel, in Night, his deeply moving memoir of his Holocaust experience, tells of a young boy who was hanged by the Nazis while the prisoners were made to watch.

Strangling on the rope, the boy “remained for more than half an hour, lingering between life and death, writhing before our eyes.” A prisoner asked, “For God’s sake, where is God?” Wiesel: “And from within me, I heard a voice answer: ‘Where is He? This is where-hanging here from this gallows.'”

 

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