Monday, June 2, 2008
Eliezer and the other prisoners are on a march, nad Eliezer still marches even though he has terrible pain in his foot.During the march, the SS guards shoot anyone who cannot keep up with the march. Elie is determined to keep marching in the thought of his father. Forty-two miles later, the prisoners are granted permission to rest. Eliezer and his father find a roofless brick factory and rest in there. They look outside and see the terrible sight of frozen corpses and half-frozen, tired prisoners.Eliezer wakes up to see his father's beautiful smile. Eliezer wonders why in this hard time he is smiling. The surviving prisoners walk for several more hours until they reach Gleiwitz, another concentration camp. Upon arrival, they are stuffed into barracks on top of one another. Eliezer is nearly suffocated by the man on top of him but he is sustained by the sound of his friend Juliek's violin.The march continues the next day because of Russian advances. Eliezer sneaks over to his dad's sector and they are stuffed into trains and are departed.
In section 5 of night Elie starts to doubt god because of all the suffering he has seen and gone threw. He asks himself how could God let this go on.On Yom Kippur many Jews fasted and even though Elie is Jewish, he decides he cannot fast and decides to eat. As Eliezer is separted from his father, he becomes worried for his father's conditon and safety. He is later sent away to a different camp and cannot see his father. His father has survived somehow,and eventually Elie tells a rabbi about his lack of faith in God.As Eliezer is in the hospital because of the severe cold weather, news that the Russian army is coming provides hope. The Germans decide to leave because of the news and Eliezer and his father decide to evacuate as well.