Elie spends most of four months at Buchenwald. During that time his father dies from dysentery. Elie tells us that he felt and cared for nothing until April. It was in April that the front was approaching. The Nazi's began the process of liquidating the camp. On April 10 the inmates rose up to overthrow their captors. The guards had herded the remaining children together with the intent of murdering them. The prisoners prevented this from occurring. By 6:00 PM the camp resistance had taken control of the camp. The Germans had put up very little resistance. The American tanks were at the front gates and liberation was at hand.