Explain the rhetorical effect and purpose of including the following sentences in the memoir:

"After the war I learnt the fate of those who remained at the infirmary. They were, quite simply, liberated by the Russians, two days after the evacuation." Night ch5

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The above quote is used to illustrate the irony in Elie's decision to leave the hospital infirmary and move on with the camp. he missed liberation by two days.