Ellis lives with his mother, father, and siblings. In this chapter Ellie wants to learn about his religion but his father feels he is not ready, "You are to young for that."
in this chapter the Jews are on their way to Auschwitz through the transportation of Cattle cars. A crazy woman is beaten for yelling about a nonexistent fire. "She continued to scream and sob fitfully." " Look this this fire! This terrible fire!"
They arrive at birkeneau where they are instructed to die or to work. Both Ellie and his father lie about their age so that they may live. "Poor devils, you are heading for the crematorium." Other prisoners tell them to keep faith and that they must not rebel.
In this chapter Ellie is taken to the dentist office where Kapo is in search for gold crowns. He told Kapo that he was sick and he could not get his crowned removed. This went on for weeks until kapo was killed for using the gold crowns as his own profit." In fact he was not looking for decay but for gold teeth."
Ellie starts losing all of his faith in god and no longer cares. "Blessed by gods name?" He no longer sees a reason to love him or keep faith in him.
They went and ran from the camp, if anyone were to stop on the run they would be shot and killed. " If one of us stopped for a second, a quick shot eliminated the filthy dog." They rest at a village and then continue, Juliek died while at the barracks.