In Chapter 1, the German Soldiers come to a Jewish town and begin deporting them to the Ghettos. After a while, the Jewish people hear word that they are going to be transported. After Elie's father speaks with the Jewish Counsil, and it is confirmed that they will be transported.
In Chapter 2, the transporting to the camps begins. People are crammed into train cars and begin heading towards the camps. An old lady begins to freak out and talk about seeing Fire and Smoke; no one believes her. Finally when they arrive to the camp, they see the fire and smoke from the crematories,
In Chapter 6, the Nazi soldiers begin transporting any prisoners who were well enough to walk from Auschwitz to a new camp because the front was drawing near to Asuchwitz. The prisoners are required to keep running miles and miles on end or they would be killed.
In Chapter 7, the prisoners are on a train that is heading towards Buchenwald. On the way there, the dead are thrown off the train, and the others rejoice when they're given a little more space, as the train is cramped. Soldiers and German citizens begin throwing food into the train cart and watching as the prisoners fought for their food like wild animals. A boy even kills his father for food, as hunger tempts him.
Don't you recognize me... You're killing your father...
In Chapter 8, Elie's Father becomes very weak and ill. Elie pushes him to go on, but his father begs Elie to leave him. Elie continues to take care of him, and giving into his needs while other prisoners tell him his father is a waste of food. At one point, his father is striked in the head by a gaurd when he wouldn't be quiet, and dies the next morning.
In Chapter 9, the Allies finally show up to Buchenwald, and the SS soldiers were finally stopped. Everyone is happy to finally be free from the terror that have experienced. However, Elie ends up with some type of poisoning, and ends up in the hospital fighting between life and death. He finally recovers, and once he does, he sees himself in the mirror for the first time since the ghetto. He gazes at a "corpse that was contemplating me.