In this section, Yanek and his family are talking about the war and how they don't think it's going to last that long. When the war does start, Yanek describes the environment and the situation that all the Jews are in. He said that no matter who/how old you are, they will pull you of off of the street to do any work that needs to be done.
In this section (chapters 9&10) Yanek arrives at Plaszow concentration camp. Everybody was divided into groups by colored armbands. The leader of Plaszow is Amos Goeth. At roll call one day, Amos let his guard dogs eat a Jew. Goeth also sits on the rooftops and snipes Jews while listening to music. Yanek was given the job to clean out the bodies, valuables, etc. from his old flat. He went to the old chicken coop and found some of their old zloty that was sewn into their coats.
In this section, Yanek was taken to a salt mine to work. The Kapo's were telling them that if they tried to escape they wouldn't be able to because the tunnels go for miles with no light and there is only salt to eat and salt water to drink. While Yanek was there, two guys killed a Kapo and put salt in his skin. Yanek saw tons of salt statues, salt chandeliers,