survivors in a Germany camp, that are Jewish people being in pain through ww2.
Mrs. Schachter was howling the entire time she was with the other prisoners and at points she would get hit.
Elie and his father are being punished, and beaten by guards. While the SS officers does the commanding, and forceful decisions for them.
Elie and his father realizes that people believe that survival within the camp is to only be selfish in their own needs, and the other prisoners were doing what they pleased. Even if they would hurt a civilian.