The Germans moved into the town, as seen in the quote: "in less than three days, German Army's vehicles made their appearance in our streets"(Wiesel 9). The Germans started off really nice but over time restricted the Jew's rights and eventually throw them into ghettos. However, life in the ghettos are not that bad until they have to be evacuated as seen in the quote: "The ghetto was being liquidated entirely. Departures were to take place street by street starting the next day"(Wiesel 15). They would leave the ghettos forever.
The German's put all the Jews onto a train and send them away. People are becoming very tired and depressed in the train. Ms.Schachter is even going crazy and yelling, "I see fire! I see flames, huge flames!" (Wiesel 25). However after there long journey they arrive at their destination of Auschwitz, as seen in the quote: "Someone near a window read to us "Auschwitz'" (Wiesel 27). They had stopped at the concentration camp.
As soon as the Jew's got to Auschwitz they were separated by gender and Elie was separated from his family as seen in the quote: "I didn't know now that this was the last moment in time and the place I would where I was leaving my mother and Tzipora forever"(Wiesel 29). Then Dr.Mengele would decide if people would be sent to work or to be cremated. Elie got sent to he met up with his cousin, as seen in the quote: "Stein, our relative from Antwerp, continues to visit us"(Wiesel 44). Stein would also sometimes give him extra bread.
In the camps people had a variety of different jobs to do. For example, Elie had an easy job in the quote: "The worn was not difficult. Sitting on the ground , we counted bolts, bulbs, and various small electrical parts" (Wiesel 50). Although even though people had easy jobs the German's were sill mean to the Jews, they would even execute people who were off task, as seen in the quote: " Three prisoners in chains and, among them, the little Pipel the sad-eyed angel" (Wiesel 64). They not only executed adults but also children.
The Germans decided to have a selection to get rid of a few of the Jews. Elie knew he was not picked when he said "They had not written me down" (Wiesel 72). After the selectin life continued as normal, until the Russians got close. The Germans as a result decided to evacuate everyone except the injured people. Elie was injured but told his dad he wanted to go when he said, "Let's be evacuated with the others" (Wiesel 82). So he and his dad left the camp with the others.