"I was alone in the world, and this time for good."
"We cannot let these monsters tear us from the pages of the world"
"You don't go to Birkenau to work. You go there to die."
"How could we take this abuse so quietly, with our head bowed and a quick tip of our caps to our killers?"
One morning while Yanek was at work, a Nazi had taken him to Plaszow. In the camp, Yanek had found his uncle. After his uncle had been relocated back in the camp for work he was killed and the money that he had hid was never seen. Yanek then decided to hide under the floorboards to hide. as he ws down there Goeth had found him and he vowed never to go under there again.
Yanek and a group of prisoners had been taken out of the camp and sent to a salt mine. While working, Yanek and others found the dead body of the Judenrat from Krakow. Then he had been sent to another camp and had the job of moving rocks. At roll call, a prisoner fought back against a Nazi and in return was killed along with some others. After they had been put in a train and then taken to a new camp. On the ride there, outsiders had been mean and he was told he was going to die at the camp.