As the train stops, the SS orders everyone to remove the dead ones off the train. Eliezer realizes her dad looks dead and two men almost throw him out. But Eliezer intervenes and starts to hit his father for him to wake up. He did that just in time.. because his dad awoke jsut in time.
NO! Stop! He will wake up, leave him alone!!
Eliezer's father is dying... nothing can be done anymore. His father keeps calling his name, but Eliezer won't respond because he's scared of the SS who have been screaming at his father to shut up. 'Eliezer' was the last thing he said.
On April 11th of that year, Eliezer was liberated. The first thing he did (and thousands of other survivors) as free men, was to stuff themselves with food. From all the eating, Eliezer was food poisoned and spent weeks in the hospital in the urge of death. One day, he was able to stand up and look at himself in the mirror for the first time since he left the ghetto. What he saw struck him and he will never forget.