The scene where Elie and the other Jews being transported to the concentration camp is important in the book because it describes how poorly the Jewish people were treated. Elie had said in this chapter that "The Hungarian police made us climb into the cars, eighty persons in each one" (Wiesel 22) showing how little the Hungarian Police cared about the Jewish people and their health.
The scene where Mrs. Schachter says she sees a fire is important because it shows how the bad health can affect them mentally too. Mrs Schachter says "Fire! I see a fire! I see a fire!" (Wiesel 24) even though there was no fire to be seen.
The scene where Elie and his father are separated from the rest of their family is important because it shows how cruel the Nazis are and how little they care about the families and the lives of innocent people. The SS officers would yell "Men to the left! Women to the right!" (Wiesel 29 ) which would decide if people got to live or not.
The scene where a man risks his life to get a bowl of soup during an allied air raid shows how desperate everyone has become when it becomes to food and it can change people. Elie had said " Poor hero committing suicide for a ration or two or more of soup" (Wiesel 59) showing how desperate everyone has become.
Elie is becoming angry at his god and is renouncing him saying "what are you , my god? I said angrily" (Wiesel 66) showing that this camp has changed him physically, mentally, and spiritually, causing him to lose faith in his god.