Elie met with a man named Moishe the Beadle. Moishe taught Elie about the Kabbalah and helped him grow in his faith. "Physically he was awkward as a clown" is a simile that describes how he acts and looks around people.
The Germans came to the Jew's town and forced them to leave by cattle car. On the way Mrs. Schachter was screaming that she coulds see a fire out the window when there was none. She knew what was coming
God = weak
Once they arrive at the camp they are divided into groups based on if they can work or must be killed. Elie and his father make it through by lying about their age. Elie doesn't believe God is just.
Elie and everyone else who survived selection had their identities stripped from them, were beaten, and were forced to run a lot. They ran to a German town and the people didn't even care form them. "At every step [...] WARNING! DANGER OF DEATH! What Irony. Was there a single place where one was not in danger of death?" This is an example of irony
The Jews in the camp gather to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Elie refuses to bless God. He thinks that man is stronger than God. When Yom Kipper comes around he refuses to fast.
Elie, his father, and all the other prisoners have to go through more selections to see who is still fit to work. Elie sprints through so they can't get a good look at him. His dad makes it through after a few selections. "Run as if the devil is at your heels! And most importantly, don't be afraid" This is irony because it is impossible to not be afraid.