Type of Spiritual Experience
The description of Menakhem Begin's torture by the KGB includes passages where he loses touch with reality and does not know what is real and what not.
A description of the experience
Menachem Begin, - White Nights: The Story of a Prisoner in Russia
In the head of the interrogated prisoner, a haze begins to form. His spirit is wearied to death, his legs are unsteady, and he has one sole desire: to sleep... Anyone who has experienced this desire knows that not even hunger and thirst are comparable with it.
I came across prisoners who signed what they were ordered to sign, only to get what the interrogator promised them.
He did not promise them their liberty; he did not promise them food to sate themselves. He promised them - if they signed - uninterrupted sleep! And, having signed, there was nothing in the world that could move them to risk again such nights and such days."
The source of the experienceBegin, Menakhem
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
OverloadsSleep deprivation, insomnia and mental exhaustion