The prisoners gather to celebrate Rosh Hashana. Elie does not want to ask god for forgiveness, because he thinks man is stronger. He finds his father after and discovers that something has changed about him.
Why should I be asking god for forgiveness? Man is stronger than god.
ELie you must eat to keep your strength.
I will not eat my bread so I can stay strong, please my father, and to mock god.
Elie and his father decide not to fast on Yom Kippur.
Elie I didn't pass selection. However, I may pass the second one. Take this- my spoon and pocket knife.
Elie's father had originally thought he passed Dr Mengele's selection, but it turns out he didn't. He ends up passing the second one.
After being moved to the construction Kommando, Elie's foot starts to hurt so he goes to the hospital.
I love the hospital. The bed and the doctos are so nice. My foot hurts.
Elie and his father decide not to stay in the hospital, but to leave the camp. Later, Elie learns that the people who stayed were freed.
We will leave with the others. Hopefully we make the right choice.
Father, the Russians are coming. The men in the hospital fear they will die if they stay. What should we do?
Next: The Death March...
Elie, his father, and the other prisoners who decided to leave march out into the snow.