Moishe the Beadle says, "One day I asked my father to find me a master who could guide me in my studies of Kabbalah" (Wiesel 4). Moishe is the caretaker of the synagogue.
Mrs. Schacter hallucinates and yells, "Fire! I see a fire! I see a fire!" (Wiesel 24). There is not a fire in their presence, but it hints to later events in the book.
Elie conveys his rude awakening when he says, "Then, as if waking up from a deep sleep, he slapped my father with such force that he fell down and then crawled back to his place on all fours" (Wiesel 39). The Gypsies feel as if the newcomers aren't aware of the camp's brutality and need to knock sense into them.
Being clever to avoid getting his tooth pulled, Elie "thought of pretending to be sick..." (Wiesel 52). He kept delaying the process and got away with it for a long time.
When Elie is lined up for the selection, he finds a way to avoid getting chosen. He said, "The race seemed endless; I felt as though I had been running for years..." (Wiesel 72). It was strenuous but worth it.
Elie tells his readers, "We're arriving in Gleiwitz!" (Wiesel 92). Only to reveal the brutality hidden under the German's notorious skin.