In Chapter 1 the viewer is introduced to Elie, he is very self-driven and finds an interest in the study of Kabbalah. He finds a master, Moishe, who would help him with his studies 'We spoke that way almost every evening, remaining in the synagogue long after all the faithful had gone.." (Wiesel 5) he devoted most of his time to his religion.
In chapter 2 the world Elie grew to know was gone "The world had became a hermetically sealed cattle car" (Wiesel 24) He is in shock of the whole process and unknowingly spends time with his sister and mother for the last time. Within the first hour of arriving to the camp he lost everything dear to him except his father.
In chapter 3 Elie is introduced to the horrific reality of the camp. Elie was traumitized "Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed".
In chapter 4 Elie experiences a lot of abuse, he really struggles, he gets his crown taken out by a rusty spoon and is abused by a Kapo. He went through a lot of mental and physical challenges "I no longer felt anything except the lashes of the whip" (Wiesel 57) but after his abuse he was freed of the Kapo, who was transferred to another camp.
In chapter 5 Elie experiences troubles with his faith. He becomes angry and questions gods presence. He abandons his faith, which was one of the only things he had left and the one thing he was truly passionate about "My eyes had opened and I was alone, terribly alone in a world without God, without man" (Wiesel 68).
In chapter 6 Elie and the rest of the victims are forced to march to another camp, due to the Russians trying to liberate all the Jews. Elie sees mulitple people die, betray their familes, and witnesses the Jews fight and kill each other over food. He manages to stay alive with the strength that his father gives him to keep going