Eliezer and his family, accompanied by other jews, stepped off the train at Birkenau.
The SS officer ordered that the men were to go to the left while the women were to go to the right.
Eliezer began to realize he was going to be parted from his mother and Tzipora, when women and men were separated into two lines. He then followed his father.
An SS officer orders a form five. A prisoner asks the age of Eliezer. When Eliezer says his age the man tells him his age is not fifteen but eighteen. The man then questions eliezers father where he says hes fifty but the man tells him that he is forty not fifty.
Here, kid how old are you? No. Eighteen. Fool. Listen to what I say.
Im not quite fifteen yet. But I'm not.
Eliezer encounters a officer who began to ask questions about Eliezer. Eliezer answers the questions that consisted of age, health, and occupation.
Eighteen. Yes. Farmer.
How old are you? Are you in good health? What's your occupation?
His Father, breaking down into tears, replies that humanity is nonexistent in the world of the crematoria. Eliezer then decided that he did not want to die in the flames and would rather die due to the electric fence.