He still benefits Elie in some ways, including his better awareness of the environment they must adapt to. On April 10, Eliezer's block is ordered to evacuate, but it is cut short by air raid sirens. Franek, the foreman, lets Eliezer work next to his father. Wiesel's love and hope remain intact for they are his primary sources of survival. Everyone was confined inside their blocks, and guards were ordered to shoot prisoners who were outside on sight.
Soon after, the dentist is condemned to hanging for illegally trading in gold teeth. He found himself unable to believe in religion or God. Sometimes, Rick and Danny join her and the three get into mischief, ultimately setting a shed aflame. The man is instantly killed at the moment he reaches the cauldron. Liz knows that Daddy will continue using drugs around Ma. The inmates are forced to watch as the boy on the end of the rope struggles for half an hour before he dies.
It is tragic and very disturbing that the Nazis succeeded in reducing human beings to that base level of existence. The Jews come together and celebrate, but Wiesel who has lost his faith is bitter and resents the people for blessing a God that allows so much pain and suffering on the Jews. Prisoners refuse to help in the execution. He is thin and dried up, but he says that he is kept alive by the thought that his family is still alive. As he stands over the soup, he is shot and falls lifeless to the ground.
Then they're ordered to hand over all of their valuables to the Hungarian police. In the past, Elie would feel pity for his father, and often guilt and shame in not defending him. Wiesel is able to continuously put this off until the dentist is hanged for keeping the gold teeth for his own profit. The family refuses to be separated. Eliezer explains that children are traded among homosexuals at the camp. Another day his father is beaten with an iron bar for working slowly, and Eliezer feels anger directed at his father only, for not knowing how to avoid the abuse.
As they walk to Auschwitz they pass a pit of burning babies. Then their individual identities are completely erased when they are shaved, doused in petrol, and given identical, ill-fitting clothing. Mengele and divided into two groups: one group, presumably, is going to be working; the other group will head straight to the crematorium. Later, he receives twenty-five strokes of the whip from Idek in front of everyone. The shoes are taken from him anyway. A six o'clock curfew for Jews goes into effect.
He provides advice to Elie on certain matters, but Elie must provide him with physical lessons to ensure he copes with the worsening conditions. Eliezer reflects on how inhumane the concentration camps made him; as his father is being beaten, rather than being mad at Idek, Eliezer is mad at his father for not avoiding the Kapo. Stein weeps with joy at the news. The prisoners who have been at Auschwitz for awhile are brutal and cruel to the new arrivals, and one of them tells them about the crematory. Eliezer assumes infirmary patients will be killed so he leaves. Summary Charlie Billingsley may not be the meanest kid to ever come out of Permian, but he is somewhere near the top. The Kapo is tortured and sent to Auschwitz.
Elie and the rest of his coworkers are under constant fear of an unnecessary beating. The dentist is condemned to hang later leaving Ellie not having to get his crown removed. At this point in the narrative, the prisoners have not been completely broken down yet, and they still recognize the value of human relationship. When Talesha is fast asleep, Liz cries, too, and thinks that she misses her home and family. On April 5, the evacuation of Buchenwald is ordered.
Rabbi Eliahou comes into the building searching for his son, who abandoned him while they were running. The refugees stop in a small village where Eliezer and his father keep each other awake to avoid freezing to death. Bread, soupthese were my life. Elie's faith in God is gone completely by the conclusion of this chapter. They take a four-hour march to their new home, Buna.
There is also a rumor that the Jews that stay in the hospital instead of evacuating the camp will be executed, so Wiesel and his father leave with the rest of the Jews. She remembers him too, and he discovers that she is indeed from a religious Jewish family but she managed to hide her identity to keep herself alive. What is more, any anger I felt at that moment was directed, not against the Kapo, but against my father. For most people, terror is stronger than hunger, but not for this man. For a few days, the differences among the remaining villagers vanish and everyone gets along well. The unskilled workers including Eliezer and his father are taken to a new barracks, where they are allowed to sit down.
For three weeks the prisoners follow a set routine of morning coffee, soup, roll call, bread, and sleep. He emphasizes the need to be aware of evil in the world and to believe first hand accounts of it. The answer to that question is very complex. Even after leaving the concentration camps, Wiesel is haunted by the nightmarish visions he saw at Auschwitz, and even day seems threatening and dark. But here, whenever we moved from one place to another, it was in step.