After the Nazis had taken all the Jews into the trains taking them to Auschwitz, Elie changes a little as he sees people dying, also being murdered, put into crematories, and being gased. Before Elie's train arrives with the other Jews at Auschwitz, Madam Schachter, a lady from Elie's neighborhood, starts having visions of a fire in the train (33-36) but her fears shortly become real as they reach their destination, Auschwitz, and they see a place with smoke coming out, and they smell the skin of people burning. The place they see is the crematory, also the place
The Wiesel family was put into the larger ghetto. They remained there for some time until one day the Gestapo came and put the people on train carts. They could not bring any belongs with them. But instead they had to leave all of their jewelry and valuables in the Ghettos. The Gestapo put at least 70 people on one cart.
In the ghettos, she would scream about a fire every once in awhile. The Jews in the ghettos thought she went insane and crazy because her husband and her two eldest sons had been deported. [“The separation had completely broken her.” pg.22] This shows that Elie might be in the same position as Madame Schachter when they arrive to the concentration camps. Besides Madame Schachter, Elie was affected by seeing babies burned. The second example was when Elie witnessed babies being burned in the crematory.
As they arrive in Birkenu, Wiesel and his father are separated from his mother and sisters; they never see them again. All Jews are evaluated to see whether they should be killed immediately or put to work in concentration camps. Elie and his father pass the evaluation and are taken to prisoner barracks where they first encounter open-pit furnaces where thousands of babies are being burned (p.32). They are, before long, stripped from all clothing, shaved, disinfected, and treated with inhumane cruelty. They soon make their way to Buna, a work camp, where they are put to work as slaves and under much malnourishment.
The man standing beside me who was in charge of the wagon called to the German Officer and asked if the sick women could be moved to the hospital car. That was my mother they were talking about and she was not going anywhere. No where without me. As terrifying as it was mother jumped up again shouting: “Jews look! Look at the fire!
Hannelore Wollf receives tragic news one afternoon while at school after weeks of worrying why her parents have not witten her. The news she receives is that of the death of her father; killed by an SS officer. Overwhelmed with the rawness of not having a father and the news of her mother (Karoline) and brothers (Selly and Wolfgang) being deported to the East, Hannelore sat down to write a letter to the Gestapo. " To Gestapo headquarters in Weimar, I hereby apply for permission to travel from Berlin to Weimar. My mother, Karoline Wolff and brothers, Wolfgang and Selly Wolff are being deported on May 8th...I wish to accompany them."
The video explained that Jews were denied rights from 1933-1939 before the war broke out. After the video was over he added that Germany took 5000 people a day on a box cart by train to different camps. He said some would escape and warn others what was really happening how they were being killed by gas. Also explained how transportation of the train rides would take 5 days for a trip that should take 2 hours but they were hoping people would die just from being on the train so long. The Jewish people were required to wear the Jewish star or Star of David on them at all times.
A daughter’s walk to school becomes a horrific scene of screeching tires and ambulance sirens. News of unrest in the Middle East becomes nuclear winter. A mole that I never noticed before will most certainly conjure visions of my funeral and my child getting married without her mother. Peoples’ every day worries are taken to the next level. My brain is a hamster
The horses are almost dead by the time they get there. The horses are forced off the trailer with shockers. They are put into an empty pen where they must wait for their death. The screams of horses being torn apart is heard throughout the facility. The killers try and use a “fast process” to cut down on costs.
She had told me a wild bronco had jumped over the fence down to the arena floor she said the bronco went running through all the kids. Out of three hundred kids my mom said I knew it was you. As she started tearing up again I asked “what was me?” She began to start telling the story again. As the dust cleared mom said I didn’t see you my dad was already on the arena floor. Dad came up on the other side of me with tear filled eyes and said all he could see was me laying there face down in the dirt he was scared to move me paramedics showed up and loaded me in to the