Elie and his family were all born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania. There Elie wants to learn more about the jewish community which later he knows about Moshe. Moshe is a foreigner in Sighet, making him slightly suspicious to the rest of the Jewish community. Elie, however, considers him a harmless and even wise man.
When Moshe was kicked out of the town of Sighet, he came back to warn the townspeople of the Nazi. Moshe's story starts with being expelled from Sighet. But however, when the people of Sighet heard his story, they refused to believe him. Some said that Moshe made up the story because he wanted pity.
Later when the Germany soldiers have appeared they form two ghettos which the Nazi used to proceed the of brutally separating, and ultimately destroying Jews. Which later they made a three day journey, which him and his father are then put into the same trailers, and there Mrs. Sahachter screams that she sees a fire.