The officers take out all the Jews from Sighet, making them wait in the sun. They would soon start walking out of town to leave their old lives and start new ones in the concentration camps.
You cannot give up, father.
All the jews were being transported to the concentration camp, 100 people per cattle car. It was tight and uncomfortable the whole time.
When Elie's family first gets there along with the other Jews, the women and men get separated and Elie and his father are ordered to walk in a line. They seem to get nearer to the flames of the crematorium and soon see the burning bodies of the children. Elie questions his faith, but they turn to the left and remain alive.
The jews take a break from running to the next camp. Most men lie down in the snow to sleep a little but end up dying. There are lots of corpses around them. Elie wants to do the same, and almost gives up. But Elie and his father need to be alive to support each other, so they get up.
Elie's father is very sick, and Elie often comes to his block to bring him soup and water and take care of him. But after a while of suffering, he dies.
Finally, the Jews are released from the camp and are free.