Warsaw, Poland 1940 All is well for 16 year old Elie Wiesel and his father, mother, and young sister. They are Jewish.
After some time, the Nazis invaded Poland and all the jews were forced to live in the ghettos.
At least we're together!
Soon after, the Jews were taken to concentration camps in Germany. At the train station, men and women were divided, and Elie saw his mom and sister for the last time.
Elie and his father are taken to Aushvitz, and work camp in Germany. They work day and night, and are starved to near death. There is even a crematorium, to burn dead or still living jews who are not working right.
This is worse than I expected :(
After Aushvitz, Elie and his dad are forced to run all the way to Buchenwald, a camp hundreds of miles away. They work at Buchenwald as well, but Elie's dad is growing weak. He becomes sick, and is taken to the hospital. He is often beaten in the hospital, and one day while Elie is working , a guard strikes his dad and shatters his skull. While it is unclear weather he is killed or in a coma, he is put in the crematorium.
In 1946, the Buchenwald camp was liberated and Elie was free after 6 long years. He was later presented with the Nobel Peace Prize, but he never saw his mom and sister again.