Into That Darkness: An Examination of Conscience - Book 1, Into That Darkness: Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Gitta Sereny
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Book 1, Into That Darkness: Chapter 11 Summary and Analysis

Chapters 7 & 8: The main point here is the difference between the assimilated Western Jews, who are also often well educated people and the Eastern Jews. Gitta Sereny divulges through others that these groups are treated extremely differently in certain respects by their captors. The Western Jews are deceived in an effort to prevent frightening them as they were led to their deaths. The Eastern Jews are terrorized by their captors and chased to the gas chambers while being whipped. This "difference" is described as having some basis in reality. The Jews of the West tend to think that Judaism is their religion and as such is one and only one factor of their identity. Those of the East think that they are all one people, as Jews. For them, their religion and their cultural...

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