why is hanging of the "sad eyed angel" one of the most profoundly moving events in the novel?


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There are few parts of books I refuse to read again. One is the "sad eyed angel" from Night. Eliezer's description of the child hanging casts a shadow over any redemption for humanity. The hanging of a child reminds me that evil exists and is personified in atrocities like the Holocaust. How can this be? Beyond the psychological explanations of brainwashing and mad fascism, I can only surmise that the humanity is somehow broken.