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Begin, Menakhem

Identifier

001040

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

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 experience

Begin, Menakhem

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