Josef woke in the middle of the night, and the Nazis stormed his house and took his father. The Nazis also jostled everything around. He thought this was haphazard at first, but he eventually realized it occurred to everyone in his town and was planned. Josef's family's feeling were non-audible to the Nazis, and they left the family insensible and oblivious.
Josef received a message from his father, he said that he would be leaving the concentration camp, but would need to get out of Germany. His family got tickets for a boat to Havana Cuba, and headed to there by train. Josef would see his father there.
While they were on the train Joseph took of his armband in violation to the rules of his society, and got warned but eventually returned to his seat.
In spite of previous experiences, Josef and his family got on board a ship called Mt St Louis to Havana Cuba, Josef was nervous yet elated for the odyssey ahead.
When he saw his father he seemed distraught and listless.
Josef's father kept acting like the Nazis taking him was inevetible, and he was acting insensible to many things. He was also acting very strange, and sad in a pantomimed mannar. He stayed in his cabin often.
While on the ship Josef was walking around, and heard the captain incoherently say that they were racing boats to Cuba, and he noticed that the boat was going very fast, and was definitely not stagnent. Josef was hoping that they could disembark the ship eventually and get into Cuba.
On the ship most things were nice, and Josef had a time of respite, he even had his Bar Mitzvah. After his Bar Mitzvah someone on board passed away and there was a funeral, and many people were mournful, and listened reverently.