Wednesday, May 21, 2008
In this section, Elie describes the camp as being empty and dead. They were subject to medical exams, and were deprived from the gold caps in their teeth. Elie somehow managed to keep his this time. One day Elie was whipped 25 times for spying on Idek, the camp leader. Everyone watched while this happened. They saw executions, beatings, and began to lose their faith in God even more than they have before.
Upon arriving in Birkenau all of their objects were left behind. They had lost sense of reality. Elie was seperated upon entry from his mother and sisters. The women had to go to the right, and the men to the left. Elie still remained with his father. Elie and his father, among others, endured harsh treatment while being ordered to march to a location unknown to them. As they were marching, the realized they were headed to be burned alive, but just before it was Elie and his father's turn, they were ordered to turn left and head for the barracks. Elie and his father hoped his mother and sisters were doing alright. Eventually, they were sent to a new camp called Buna. When they arrived an iron gate closed behind them..