The Germans came to the Jewish towns and at first were being nice. Even though Moishe the beadle tried to warn them about the Germans they wouldn't believe him and then it was too late, "On the seventh day of Passover the curtain finally rose." (Wiesel 10).
Elie was the commissioned to be moved to one of the concentration camps. it took them a couple of days to reach the camp but by the second day they were already starting to feel ill, "After two days of travel, thirst became intolerable, as did the heat." (Wiesel 23).
As they were walking to to the consecration camp they didn't know if they were going to die. Elie over heard people resisting the kiddish (prayer for the dead), "someone began to
Then came the ghettos. Shortly after the first strike from the German soldiers the Jews were send to the ghettos, "Two ghettos were created in Sighet. A Large one in the center of town occupied four streets, and another smaller one extended over several ally ways on the outskirts of town." (Wiesel 11).
Being stuck in a train for quite a few days together made some people go mad. Elie exclaims how the madness was getting to all of them, "Our nerves had reached a breaking point. Our very skin was aching. It was as though madness ha infected all of us." (Wiesel 26)