This exspailns Plaszow concentration camp because it talks about what his uncle moshe says and taht no one else from his familt were there.
Yanek and his family lived in Krakow Poland. Yanek went to school here and had friends here. One day there were all of these German soldiers that basically invaded there town of Krakow.
Plazsow was the first camp Yanek was sent to. He found his uncle Moshe but no one else from his family. His uncle Moshe told Yanek " you are to have no personality, no humor, no friends, no family, no name, don't stand out.
here at the Wieliczka Salt Mine is were Yanek worked by chipping rocks of salt and moving them to place to place. When they first arrived at the salt mine there was a chandelier, a salt lake, a chapel, and statues. But if you were to run away the soldiers wouldn't find you but you would have nothing to eat/drink besides salt.
Birkenau was the concentration camp Yanek was sent to on a cattle train. He thought that he was going to get gassed right when he got there, but instead, they just took showers! When Yanek bathed he scrubbed his teeth because he still believed that he was still human so e kept well hygiene. There was a breakout in the camp that yanek heard a message about during that day. When they caught the prisoners that broke out they shot them, there wotk detail group, and turned around and shot at random.