In the first chapter the Jews do not believe the Nazis are coming for them and they wait and " In less than three days, German Army vehicles made their appearance on our streets" (Wiesel 9). The Jews were stripped of almost all possessions when they came and some tried to hide.
The train ride had many people and there was one crazy lady that said " Jews, listen to me," she cried, "I see fire! I see flames, huge flames!"(Wiesel 25). Soon after this occurred they beat her but then realized she was right and they ended up at Auschwitz.
Elie and his family did not know what to think of the situation but they got split apart and he realized at the time that " 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).
Work was hard but the Nazis made sure everyone saw the "Three prisoners in chains-and among them, the little pipel, the sad-eyed angel" (Wiesel 64). They hung the little pipel in front of everyone where it took him a while to die.
If you are not strong enough to work then you will go to the gas chamber and die. The weak were yelling "Save us! You promised...We want to go to the depot, we are strong enough to work. They did not get to work and were sent to the gas chamber to die.