Jews lived a normal live, but that changed quickly when Nazi's invaded their towns. They exported them to safer locations, often shouting things such as "Faster!" I had no strength left. The journey had just begun and I already felt so weak..." (Wiesel 18). Elie doesn't know is that his horrible adventure has just begun.
During the transportation, "Mrs. Schächter had lost her mind. On the first day of the journey she had already begun to moan. She kept asking why she had been separated from her family. Later, her sobs and screams became hysterical" (Weisel 24). The endless possibilities of where they may go rattled many.
Once at Auschwitz, Nazi soldiers stood at the entrance and yelled out "Men to the left! Women to the right!" (Wiesel 29), separating the worthy and those who would die in the showers or be killed instantly.
People had changed dramatically once having lived in the camps for a long time. For instance, Elie says, "I had watched it all happening without moving. I kept silent. In fact, I thought of stealing away in order not to suffer the blows." (Wiesel 54), which is very odd because he would have normally helped his father.
Many Jewish people has lost faith in their God and blamed him for their suffering. Elie says "I did not fast. First of all, to please my father, who had forbidden me to do so. And then, there was no longer any reason for me to fast. I no longer accepted God’s silence" (Wiesel 69), which shows that he does not believe in God doing the right thing any more.