Chapter 1 (Pages 1 20)* The narrator, Elie Wiesel bonds with Moshe the Beadle. * Moshe tells Elie that the Jews were slaughtered on his deportation trip. * Moshe loses interest in all he loves after he returns from deportation. * People believe Moshe is insane. * The Germans invade the town and arrest the community leaders. * The Germans impose strict laws on the Jews, including wearing the yellow star. * The Jews are confined to ghettos. * Eventually, the Jews are herded onto crowded cattle cars and are given few provisions.
Chapter 2 (Pages 21 26)* On the train ride, the Jews have to take turns standing because there is no room to sit or lie down. * They save what few provisions they have left in case the next day is worse. * At one of the stops, a German officer forces the Jews to give up their valuables or be shot later if caught. * On the train, a woman...
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