It doesn 't hurt ' he tells Wiesel ,
even though the mark from the blow is observable (39 . When being
assigned to a job , Wiesel insists that his father work by his side , and
he is granted this favor .
The Gestapo were well aware that it was best to have prisoners as
leaders within the camp . Some leaders , such as Alphonse , refused to take
advantage of this small freedom and tried to sneak extra food to the
occupants of his block...