What does this quote show about th conditions of the camp , "Whenever he could, he would "organize" a cauldron of soup for the young, for the weak, for all those who dreamed more of an extra portion of food than of liberty" (pg51)


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This tells us that food had to be fought for. People dreamed of just getting another bite of food to eat. Young Alphonse was the leader of Elie's block and tried his best to fulfill their fantasy of eating just a little more.