Elie is put into the hospital area in the camp because his right foot began to swell up. While enjoying getting to lay in a bed with sheets and not having to hear the continuous bell Elie's 'neighbor' explains to him that people are never in there for long. He scares Elie by telling him if you do not get well soon they will kill you because they will have no use for you. Two days later rumor has it that the Russian Army has gotten closer to the camp. The prisoner lying next to Elie tells him that by midnight all Jews in the hospital will be killed. Elie began to fear for his own life and had to get out of there as soon as possible. He then gets up and runs out even though his foot has not healed and still has an open cut. He asked his father what they should do and he said they should evacuate with the others. After the war Elie finds out that the Jews in the infirmary were liberated.
In winter time, Elie’s foot was swollen from the cold. He went to the infirmary and the doctor told him that they had to operate his foot. The operation went well but he had to rest for two weeks in the infirmary. Several days after his operation, rumors were spreading across the camp that the Red Army were coming. All the prisoners were going to be evacuated and the prisoners that were in the infirmary had to stay. Elie’s neighbor was saying that the prisoners that stay in the camp would all be killed. Elie did not think much about death but not wanting to be separated from his dad. Elie was very worried about his dad, and he decided to go with his dad. His dad is worried about Elie’s foot, but Elie decides to go with his dad. After the evacuation all the prisoners that stayed were liberated.
It is winter time and it became extremely cold. Elie’s foot began to swell because of the cold. He decides to go to the infirmary and he discovers that he needs to get an operation or else he’ll have to amputate it. Elie’s operation is successful and he stayed in the hospital for a few days. Two days after the operation, Elie hears that the Russians are coming and then it is announced that everybody but the patients in the infirmary were to evacuate. He went to meet his father and they decided to leave the hospital and go with the rest of the prisoners. "Let's hope that we shan't regret it, Eliezer,” is what Elie’s father said when they were decided to evacuate. It is kind of ironic that those who chose to stay at the hospital were liberated a few days after. I think that Elie feels that he should have stayed and maybe things would have turned differently for him. Elie also goes because he decided to stay to together with his father.
What was happening was that the war was in its closing day it was almost over the russians were coming in through the eastern front and the germans were pulling back. The reason that they leave is because they are scared if they stay they will die. Also here you see that Elie just wants to be with his father it is that need once more that need for his father to be there. Then at the end of the book the guilt is this. The fact that is they would have stayed it would have changed everything Elie would have never lost his father.
Elie's right foot has swollen up and he goes to the infirmary. While he was in the infirmary he hears from his neighbor that the liberating army is coming nearer and the Nazis are planning to take Jews farther away. Elie's neighbor also tells Elie that the sick in the infirmary will be killed, and he fears he will be killed among the sick. He goes to his father and he tells his father what he is thinking. Elie and his father believe that they will be killed if they stay behind so they decide to join the Death March, even though Elie's foot is hurt. As Elie keeps on marching, he forgets about his swollen foot and goes forward. Later on Elie and his father learn that the people that stayed behind in the infirmary were soon freed by the liberating army, the Russians.