Moshie the Beadle escapes from labor trenches, telling the Jews in Sighet what might happen to them. People didn't believe his story, but did see a difference in him. When Elie thinks, "...the joy in his eyes was gone."
A Screaming women, Mrs. Schachter, yells "look at the fire! Look at the flames! Flames everywhere..." while on the cattle car. People begins to get annoyed of her and hit her to shut her up.
It was a hard and fast first day at the camp, running and showering. Elie even saying, "so many events had taken place in just a few hours that I had completely lost all notion of time."
"German Army vehicles made their appearance..." wearing steel helms not making any offensive remarks. The Jewish thought it was reassuring to see them, being optimistic.
They arrive at the camp Birkenau, final seeing the flames Mrs. Schachter was screaming about earlier. Thinking, "in front of us, those flames. And what did it smell like, "...burning flesh"
They arrive at the barracks, Elies father needed to go to the bathroom when the guy he asked slapped him. He slapped him so hard hat he fell to the ground, "and then crawled back to his place on all fours."