In the book Levi mentions a man named Elias, who is a cunning thief and adept worker: "Ð'... who is this man Elias. If he is a madman, incomprehensible and para-human, who ended up in the Lager by chance. If he is a atavism, different from our modern world, and better adapted to the primordial conditions of camp life. Or if he is perhaps a product of the camp itself, what we will become if we do not die in the camp, and if the camp itself does not end first. There is some truth in all three suppositions" (Levi, 97). Elias manages to survive in the camp simply because he has no self-control or conscience. The harsh conditions actually favor someone who is in essence, uncivilized.
When the Jews entered they saw a sign, which stated "Labor makes you free. Which was there to make the Jews work hard to get their freedom and to keep them guessing. The Jews were brought to the camps by trains. When they arrived at the camps they were put into lines to see who was useful and who was not. Children was not useful so they killed them as soon as they got there. The elderly was consider not useful so they were killed too. Woman and man who was consider useful was put to work. Man had jobs carrying bodies, putting them in the crematorium, pulling
The mass inflation of 1923—often depicted with images of people pushing wheelbarrows of bills in German cities—created hardships for Germans on fixed incomes and for individuals and institutions that had loaned out money. But there were winners as well, especially speculators and people who owed large sums, and the German government allowed the inflation to persist longer than it might have, because it provided a way to avoid making reparation payments. Once the hyperinflation was stopped—within a year—its most serious legacy was a sense of vulnerability among many Germans that made them willing to listen to demagogues who promised stability.