Explain what is meant by the last lines of this section in relation to the hanging of the young boy.

Behind me, I heard the same man asking:

“Where is God now?”

And I heard a voice within me answer him:

“Where is He? Here is-He is hanging here on these gallows…”

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There isn't a prisoner present who doesn't feel inconsolable emotion over the execution of the pipel. "Where is God now?" is the same question people asked after the recent grade school shootings, people often ask just that question in the midst of horror. Things aren't so different now as you might believe. Elie's response simply means that for him God died that day.