In the concentration camps, from what I have read, it was common for people to put their own lives ahead of others, to hide food, to eat it themselves and not share. Unless you have been extremely hungry, and I mean hungry, not just ready to eat, but HUNGRY, you can't really pass judgment on people trying to survive.
People like to think they would unselfishly share food with others when their lives are on the line, but most of us wouldn't. We don't know what we will do if we were starving. Dictators know this, that is why one of their first moves is to limit the food supply, it has been done over and over again and it works very effectively to control people.
That’s just it, he didn’t eat it! He saved it, for whatever. And yes, I understand people were hungry. But I also know that I don’t think I could live with myself if my dying sister was begging for some bread that I had stashed away and say “No, you’re going to die anyway...”
I’ve not been in that situation, and I pray I never am. I don’t judge him for the bread alone, it seemed to be an overall selfishness in him. To know his wife is sleeping a few bunks away from his mistress and he risks going into the bunk... and he doesn’t comfort or visit his wife but his mistress instead? With her just feet away?? As I said, it just rubbed me wrong as to his character in general.