Elie and his Family are introduced at the beginning of the story. They also meet Moche the Beadle who helps their family with a lot. They have recieved news about the war getting closer and closer to them.
The war has been going on for three years. Elie and his family along with the people of sighet are concerned of being deported to a concentration camp. All the foreign Jews have been deported including Moche.
Elie is devastated because of his fathers death. Eventually the camp gets liberated and Elie and many other Jews are set free. Elie got very sick after being released because of the large amount of food he ate. Many other jews got very sick because of the sane reason.
The first camp they arrive at is Birkenau . Elie and his father were separated from his sisters and Mother at Birkenau. Elie has began to lose hope. Eventually Elie and his father are transported to Auschwitz and eventually Buna.
After being in camps for many weeks Elie has developed a disease on his foot. The doctor said he needed surgery on it. The prisoners have began a death march. Elie and his father survive.