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The SS are given orders to shoot anyone who stops or falters. As Elie struggles with the cold and pain, what keeps him running?
Thinking of the young Polish boy Zalman who falls to the grounds with stomach cramps and is probably trampled
Separating himself from his body and no longer feeling the pain in his foot
Running in a sleep-like state and dreaming of another life
His father's presence beside him
Fear of the pain of dying