This is the first step in the horrible road ahead of Elie. It is also the last place he will be before they are taken away
Elie enters the cattle car
This is where Elie first begins to experience suffering. after days with no food or water in the boiling hot car
Elie becomes a inmate at birkenu
Here Elie completely changes from the young enthusiastic student she was. He is separated from his mom and sisters. He sees children being burned in a pit. He loses all his faith of god, seeing he was suposed to protect his people but he let these terrible things happen to them.
Elie moves to the ghetto
This was Elie's life before he was sent off to concentration camps. Life here was great. Elie had everything he ever wanted
Elise is seperated from his mother and sisters
The last moment Elie ever saw his mother and sisters. When exiting the cattle car, SS officers seperated everyone by gender.
Elie witnisses the hanging of a child
This was practically unbearable to see. they were hanging three people: to men and a child. The men instantly died but the child was to light and wriggled for another hour.
Buna is evacuated
This was just a horrid experience physically. Running hours on end in the freezing snow. Plus anyone unable to keep up was shot. Elie's foot was also swollen and screaming with pain the whole time.
Elie is transported in the train to Buchenwald
Here on this awful train ride Elie passes through German towns where workers through bread into the train. The men fought like savage dogs over it
Elie's father dies
Here Elie's father becomes very ill. He becomes so weak he cant stand and only wants water. Elie fight a eternal struggle to help his father or be rid of him to increase his own survival chances. On January 29, Elie's father died.
Elie and the remaining jews are liberated.
After many grueling years Elie is free. His first action is to eat as much rations as possible. When he looks in a mirror what Elie see's is a skeleton of herself.