"In less than three days, German Army vehicles made their appearance on our streets."(Wiesel 9). The Germans were already making their move on the Jews on their plan to annihilate them. They stormed the ghettos pushing all the Jews to a new Ghetto.
"But we were pulling into a station. Someone near a window read "Auschwitz". Nobody had ever heard that name."(Wiesel 27). They had no idea what that place was and what was going to happen to them.
This is the worst place ever. What is the meaning of all this?
"Yes I did see this with my own eyes children being thrown into the flames."(Wiesel 32). I can't even imagine what Elie must fell like watching that. My mind would be messed up my whole life I ever saw something so horrible. Before that when moshie the beatle was captured, the infants were used for target practice.
This is the end for me.
"First edict: Jews were prohibited from leaving their residences for three days under penalty of death."(Wiesel 10). The Germans told them not to leave their houses or else death would come to them.
Ok listen everyone, you must not ever leave this house under any circumstance for three days. Or else we will be killed.
" ,the smell of burning flesh. It must have been around midnight. We had arrived. In Birkenau."(Wiesel 28). Birkenau was the extermination camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau and the last place you would ever want to end up. As bad as Auschwitz was, you would rather be there than Birkenau.
"Deep down, I was saying good-bye to my father, the whole universe, and, against my will, I found myself whispering the words.............."(Wiesel 34). I couldn't even imagine myself preparing do die! I couldn't even think of commiting suicide, because that is what Elie was about to do.