Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Abraham Asner - October 10, 1982

Concentration Camps

Um, what did you know about the camps while you were in the partisan?

Which, which camps?

The concentration camps, the labor camps, the work?

We don't know too much about the camps. Just the only thing we know about the camps uh, about the prisoner camps, they used to run away prisoners from the camps and they used to join us in the partisans, yes, partisans. And then was a, a committee for questioning every person. If failed with some kind of answers, one way or the other way, or life or death. And this happened uh, to a few of them. If he failed to answer and uh, he's... The only penalty, they don't like. If he come up with the answers, it's okay. If he don't come up, he's dead. And uh, and they was... the Germans was sending in spies too. They used to have spies. One time we find out some spies and we start to ask them and then finally they show ??? they get scared and start to run away. And they, by, by that moment we find out who was, what else spies. And spies is uh, no penalty, just death penalty.

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