Elie lived a very normal life. He was always a curious man, always wanting to learn more. "I was almost thirteen and deeply observant. By day I studied the Talmud and by night I would run to the synagogue to weep over the destruction of the Temple." (Wiesel, 3)
I shall remove your gold crown.
Can we reschedule? I don't feel good.
Mrs Schachter and her 10 year old son had been separated from the rest of their family, leaving her insane. She thinks she sees a fire, but really, it is an omen. "Her husband and two older son shad been deported with the first transport, by mistake. The separation had totally shattered her. (Wiesel, 24).
"Don't be afraid, everything will be all right."
This is where Elie lost his mother and sister forever. "An SS came toward us wielding a club, He commanded: Men to the left! Women to the right!" (Wiesel,29)
Faster!! Were almost there!
Elie pretends to be sick so that he can keep his crown. It is his most valuable item. "Couldn't you wait a few days sir? I don't feel well, I have a fever..."(Wiesel, 52)
Elie is preparing for his leg surgery. He is worried that he might have to amputate it. "Everything went well. You have spunk my boy. Next you'll stay for two weeks to rest and it'll be back to normal." (Wiesel, 79)
They begin there march through the snow. Many fall or are tired of exhaustion, they get shot. "The SS made us increase our pace. Faster, you tramps, you flea-ridden dogs." (Wiesel, 85).