Packed inside cattle trains, the Jews of Sighet are on their way to an unknown place. with 80 people per train,They are crammed together so tightly, it’s impossible to lie down. Packed inside cattle trains, the Jews of Sighet are on their way to an unknown place. with 80 people per train,They are crammed together so tightly, it’s impossible to lie down.
"If anyone escapes we will shoot everyone else on this train."
Mrs. Schachter begins to moan, cry, and scream because she has been separated from her husband. She begins to scream that she sees fire, a terrible fire.
"Fire!! I see a terrible fire!!"
this is the last time Eliezer will ever see his mother and youngest sister Tziporaliezer again, as men go to the left to get questioned, the women and children go straight to the crematory.
"Men to the left women to the right!!!"
Elie mentions that with eight simple words, he lost his mother and sisters forever. As the women and children head straight to the crematory they have no chance of survival.
"Shall I never forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent night sky"
The male prisoners are in a line being questioned by Dr. Mengele and divided into two groups: one group, presumably, is going to be working; the other group will head straight to the crematorium. When Eliezer is questioned, he lies and says that he’s 18 and a farmer, rather than 15 and a student.