If we do not laugh, we will cry. what you laugh at and make familiar can no longer frighten you.
The family goes to the village with a surprise that Nazis are there to take them. They begin to worry, and when Fayge asks about the wedding, Shmuel gives her hope by telling her that they will be eventually married.
How can you laugh?
They begin to load the truck and they realize they have no choice but to go, so they begin to pray and hope God will help them.
We will be fed.
After being loaded to the boxcars, they share stories as they sit there in fear. Gitl makes a joke and laughs, and after Hannah questions why, she says to make it less frightening.
At the camp, they just received a number and clothes. Gitl once again laughs, and Hannah questions. Gitl replies that there is no hope if there is no laughter.
Without laughter, there is no hope, without hope there is no life.
Right after, they mention food and realize they are super hungry. Gitl once again is determined and says they will be fed.
God only knows. Let us hope he tells the Germans
Finally, on the way to the smokestack to be killed, Hannah tries to comfort her sad friends by telling them a happy story.