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The Investigation By Peter Weiss Essay

528 words - 2 pages

After reading The Investigation by Peter Weiss I feel completely discombobulated. I use this word with care and consideration. This, in my opinion was one of the most powerful books in the sense that it was accordingly written genuinely. The book being an actual play was at first a little confusing to figure out who was talking, the names were not given unless one of the "witness'" addressed them in their dialect. The descriptions of the episodes that had occurred were very intense, nothing was held back "A baby was born during the unloading. I wrapped it in a piece of cloth and set it down by the mother Baretzki (an accused nazi) came at me with his stick and beat me and the woman. 'What are you doing with that garbage there' he yelled and kicked the baby so it flew about 10 yards. Then he ordered 'bring that shit over here' by then the child was dead" 1. This is just one of the many tragic and emotional stories told throughout the entire book. When reading these stories of the rasping truth and then reading the responses of the accused men, I became extremely enraged. They would contradict themselves and always blame the laws, that they were merely following orders, "Accused Boger would you care to reconsider your statement that you never fired a shot in the camp. Accused #2: I stand by my statement today and a thousand years from now I will stand by...

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