- All of the hell that Eliezer went through in the camps makes his liberation that much more effective.
- A boy is caught stealing during an air raid, and the guards try to make an example of him by executing him by hanging. Not only does he never show any signs of fear, but he has some awesome last words right before the chair is pulled: "Long live liberty! My curse on Germany! My curse! My—"
- Eliezer's Badass Boast.
"We were masters of nature, masters of the world. We had forgotten everything: death, fatigue, our natural needs. Stronger than cold or hunger, stronger than the shots and the desire to die, condemned and wandering, mere numbers, we were the only men on earth."