Last night I was privileged to attend a Yom Hashoah commemoration. A Holocaust survivor discussed his experience in Buchenwald Block 66, also the place where Elie Wiesel and Rabbi Lau were held.
In the question and answer session, he was asked how he kept his faith in such difficult times. He answered by referencing a story with Promo Levi. Primo Levi, an Italian Jew, and part of the Holocaust experience, once said that “those” people (Jews) in the corner who are praying are going to survive, as they have something to hold onto and live for. With this was the question answered.