“Blessed be God’s name?
“Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fibre in me rebelled.
“Because He caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves? Because He kept six crematoria working day and night, including Sabbath and Holy Days?
“Because, in His great might, He had created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other factories of death?
“How could I say to Him, ‘Blessed be Thou, Almighty, Master of the Universe, who chose us above all nations to be tortured day and night, to watch our fathers, our mothers, our brothers, end up in the furnaces? Praised be Thy Holy Name, for having chosen us to be slaughtered on Thine alter?”
—Night by Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)