In the midst of the dying men in Gleiwitz, the violinist Juliek plays a fragment of music written by the German composer beethoven. Before and after the Holocaust, many people wondered how the Germans, cultured Europeans, could commit such barbaric acts. Does wiesel suggest any rationale behind the Holocaust in night?
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During the course of the novel, I personally have never noticed that type of speculation. He talks about the warnings, the people, their reaction to the presence of the soldiers, but he never really seems to address what or why "he" believed was transpiring. Elie's memories of the struggle to survive included his own attempts to rationalize or understand, but the majority of his questions revolved around his own faith and doubts..... not those of the perpetrators.