I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust - Pages 71 through 100 Summary & Analysis

Livia Bitton-Jackson
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In "Auschwitz," Elli, her mother, aunt and brother travel for four nights in the cattle car, arriving at Auschwitz on May 31. They are told to leave their possessions behind. Men are driven one direction and women and children another. Elli, her mother and aunt watch as Bubi is knocked down by an SS guard as he's taken from them. Eli then encounters a man who fingers her hair, notes that it is blond, and asks if she's Jewish. She answers that she is to which the man orders her to the right, though with a warning that she is, from now on, to say that she's sixteen. Aunt Serene is pushed to the left and Elli's mother begs to go with her sister but the man says that Elli needs her more. In "Arbeit Macht Frei," the women are driven into a room...

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