When it came to Elie getting his gold crown taken out, he tried all he could to get it postponed by claiming that he wasn't feeling well at the time. If I were in that situation, chances are I probably would have just let it happen because I don't think I would have had the guts to come up with an excuse like Elie did. Because if I were in the camp, I would try my hardest not to get on the German's bad side, so I would try to listen and obey because I would not have wanted to die.
When it came towards the end of the story, when Elie knew that the end of his father's life was approaching, I probably would have maybe just let it happen, because that seemed to be what his father wanted. He wanted to be left alone to die so that he would not have to suffer any longer. But Elie didn't want that to happen because he wanted his father to keep living his life if leaving the camp was a possibility because he just wanted his father to have a chance. But his father had become to hurt, physically and emotionally, to continue on with his life so that was the reason why he just wanted it to end. And if that was what my parent wished for, then I probably would have just respected their wish and let it happen.