Mama, what's happening? Why do we have to leave?
I don't know, Elie but just do as they say
Elie and his family are taken from their homes and forced by Nazis to relieve themselves of all of their personal belongings. Anyone who denied the SS men's request were beaten and some even killed on the spot.
The family along with others are placed onto cattle cars with barely any space in between eachother. They aren't told where they are going but asking wouldn't be a good idea.
Elie's family along with others are split for selection, causing he and his father to be detached from Tzipora and his mother. Elie didn't know but that was the last time he would see his mother or younger sister ever again. They were both sent immediately to the crematorium and killed.