"Jews, look! Look at the fire! Look at the flames!"
After being captured by the Germans, Moishe the Beadle miraculously escaped and was able to return to Sighet. He tried to warn his fellow Jews of the horrors that were to com but no one believed him. Moishe told Elie, "I wanted to return to Sighet to describe to you my death so that you might ready yoursleves while there is still time... But I wanted to come back to warn you. Only no one is listening to me..."(Wiesel 7).
A woman named Mrs. Schachter who had begun to lose her mind on the ride to Brikenau. She screamed claiming to have seen fire but when the others looked out and saw nothing they assumed she was crazy. The car began to slow down and suddenly Mrs. Schachter screamed, " Jews, look! Look at the fire! Look at the flames!"(Wiesel 28). Elie looked out and saw the flames reaching into the sky and realized he had finally arrived in Birkenau.
Once Elie and his family arrived to Auschwitz they were separated. Elie and his father were separated from Elie's mother and his younger sister, Tzipora. Elie says, " I didn't know that this was the moment in time and the place where I was leaving my mother and Tzipora forever"(Wiesel 29).