Please believe me! They'll kill us all! Get out, hurry!
Both of you! To the left!
Light is shed on the soon to be situation when Moishe explains his escape from the SS officers. Nobody listens though, he exclaims "They think I'm mad" (Wiesel, 7).
Elie and his family along with other Jewish people are stuffed into cattle cars and transported to Auschwitz. A women starts to go insane and people start to turn on each other and beat her, "Once again, the young men bound and gagged her. When they struck her, people shouted their approval" (Wiesel, 26)
Elie and his family arrive at Auschwitz. Once there, they are torn apart from each other. Some people are chosen to live and others to die, "poor devils, you are heading for the crematorium" (Wiesel, 32). Selection begins and Elie and his father are marched into the camp. His mother and sisters are most likely killed off by the S.S.
Elie and his father begin getting accustomed to the life at the camp. They are given identification names and treated like machine rather than people. Soon, Elie watches people executed publicly, "Then the entire camp, block after block, filed past the hanged boy and stared at his entinguished eyes..." (Wiesel, 62-63). Elie starts to become numb
Elie begins to loose his faith in God more and more as he becomes angry with him, "Blessed be God's name? Why, but why would I bless Him? Ever fiber in me rebelled" (Wiesel, 67). People begin saying the prayer for the dead for themselves. Elie and his father enter another selection where they both pass (his father passes the second one). Later, the Russians are rumored to be closing in. They are marched to another camp.
March! Don't stop!
Elie and the rest of the camp begin marching toward their next camp. People die along the way from either exhaustion or from being too slow and getting killed by the S.S. When they reach their destination Elie and his father attempt to rest in one of the barracks after making their way through hordes of corpses, "Don't worry son. Go to sleep. I'll watch over you" (Wiesel, 89). A few days later the people are thrown into shipment cars and are being transported elsewhere.