Look at the fire! Look at the flames! Over there!
Shut up lady!
Elie tells Moishe about how he wants to learn the Kabbalah. Moishe becomes his teacher. Hungarian police take foreigners away. Moishe, a foreigner, comes back from the place he was taken and tells the town the stories of what he experienced. Moishe "was not the same... he spoke only of what he had seen" (Wiesel 7) and people did not believe his.
The people of Sighet were moved on a cattle car to a place that they didn't know. The people were getting tired and hungry and one woman went "crazy". She always shouted out "Look at the fire! Look at the flames! Over there!" (Wiesel 27) and startled everyone on the car.
Once they arrived, the men and women were separated which broke up many families. Officers checked all the men and asked them how old they were and whether they were in good health or not. Elie was fifteen but in order to survive, an officer said, "No. You're eighteen" (Wiesel 30). Him and his father made it through instead of being killed although they thought they were going to be.
As Elie and his group made it to Buna, one of the first things they did were march in line as an orchestra played "a military march, always the same" (Wiesel 49). Later on Elie was instructed to go to the dentist where they wanted to take his crown. Elie "thought of pretending to be sick" (Wiesel 52) and got to delay the extraction of his tooth. A couple days later, the dentist was killed for taking people's gold teeth for his own benefit.
Elie seemed to be battling with his faith in God. He questioned his ways a lot in the beginning of the chapter. He asked questions like, "How could I say to him: Blessed be Thou, Almighty, Master of the Universe, who chose us among all nations to be tortured day and night, to watch as our fathers, our mothers, our brothers end up in the furnaces?" (Wiesel 67)
In this chapter, the men were forced to march/run for miles in the cold night snow. The officers trailed behind saying things like, "Faster, you filthy dogs!" (Wiesel 85) and treating them horribly. The officers shot anyone who would fall behind with no hesitation. Many gave up and fell. Even Elie considered it but remembered "my father's presence was the only thing that stopped" (Wiesel 86) him.