Items are stolen when possible out of necessity. Gitl is able to learn what is going on in the men's camp through her forced labor position in the storage shed. She learns of a plan to escape. Soon after, some of the men, including Shmuel Abramowicz, Chaya's uncle, attempt to escape from the camp. The escape attempt is ruined but Yitzchak, a butcher from Chaya's village, is able to get away. In the morning, those who were caught, get killed, Shmuel being apart of them. Fayge runs to be with him and also gets killed. Wolfe emerges from the "Lilith's cave and takes away Fayge's body to the gas ovens.
One day, while fetching water for the kitchens, Hannah has a vision of girls in school uniforms playing around a fountain. She begins to discuss this vision with the other girls around her, but a new Nazi guard catches them talking instead of working. He tells them that he needs three more to be sent away . The guard chooses Rivka, Esther, and Shifre. Hannah is spared but decides to act to save Rivka's life. She takes Rivka's handkerchief from her head and places it on her own.
Hannah then escorts Esther and Shifre as they are led to Lilith's Cave. She tells them that the Jewish people will endure this atrocity and have a country of their own one day. They will go to America as well and hold jobs as movie stars and politicians. The darkness of Lilith's Cave envelops Hannah and she finds herself alone in front of a door. She turns to look behind her and finds herself back in the dining room of her grandparent's home. Grandpa Will asks if the prophet Elijah is there or not. Hannah answers that no one is there and returns to her seat, her face pale from the experience.