7. How did the Hungarian police treat the Jews as they told them the time had come?
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When the Hungarian police arrive early in the morning and begin forcing people outside into the streets, it is very hot and people are crying out for water. Eliezer and his sisters help the Jewish police to secretly bring water to thirsty children. When it is time for the people in the street to leave, there is joy because at this point people cannot imagine anything more horrible than sitting outside in the hot sun.
"The Hungarian police used their rifle butts, their clubs to indiscriminately strike old men and women, children and cripples." (Page 16)