The story starts in Sighet a town in Transylvania Eliezer, his 3 sisters their father and Moshie the Beadle are introduced. Eliezer wanted to learn the Zohar and Moishe was his teacher until one day when all foreign Jews were expelled from Sighet
Moishe the beadle tried to warn the people that they were going to get killed, they didn’t listen and thought he was crazy. All Jews were sent to the ghettos they were treated badly and were in bad condition, after the ghettos they were sent away in a train to a camp
Eliezer and his family were put in a train with 80 other Jews they all belonged to the German army now,. There was a lady named Mrs. Schacter she foreshadowed the fire she saw fire when no one else did everyone thought she was crazy but she wasn’t.
Everyone saw fire while on the train they made a stop in Auschitwz and everyone saw and smelled the burning skin at that stop. The train moved one gave people water and made its last stop at Birkenau everyone was out.
Eliezer and his father were separated from his mother and sisters all women and men were separated. The men were treated like prisoners they had their heads shaved and no longer used their proper clothes they used uniform and the SS officers treated them badly with no remorse
The SS officers had 2 teams of workers one were skilled and the others were simple labor. Everyone was depressed about everything that was happening to them. Turns out they were moving to a new camp they walked and walked and finally arrived at their new destination the buna camp.