the book thief part 6
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Death describes the desperation of those trapped inside gas chambers. Death says that it invokes the name of God whenever it tries to understand the gas chambers. God never says anything. The notion that God was "absent" during the death of six million Jews -- God's "chosen people" -- is an enduring theological controversy. Death's frustration in receiving no response or comfort from God echoes this idea, and the "giant blue eye" hidden by the dark clouds over Auschwitz is symbolic of God.