3 examples of small kindnesses that illustrate the theme of dignity in the face of cruelty


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The kindness of the French girl to Eliezer.

Eliezer's kindness to his relative when he told him his wife and children were well. It was a lie, but it gave the man hope.

The prisoner who told Eliezer and his father to lie about their ages. Both would have been exterminated immediately without this bit of advice. Eliezer's father was considered too old to be useful and Eliezer was considered too young.