Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Bella Camhi - November 18, 1999

Hiding West

You had walked all the way to Munich?

Yeah. It took us seven, eight months. I mean to reach May 1 from the end of the, the '44. I--well, we must ha...be strong like anything or maybe you know, I don't know. I have no idea. It's seem all like a dream.

So you walked with the Germans for awhile.

No, no, no, no. The minute from the wagon, they were gone.

They were gone. So you just kept on walking. And nobody bothered you.

It was no train in there, it was no horses, it was no people! It was just cold. Freezing cold.

And you wound up outside of, outside of Munich.

Right. Because we approach uh, [pause] the end it was in Munich. No, we were in Leipzig first. The in, in Munich we was uh, established there. We--I lived there six months. First of all, they couldn't transfer me. You know, I was in the hospital three months with my situation. And I was all dry out. When people see the picture, ???.

Now, how many, how many were you? Twenty? Twenty?


Twenty women.

Maybe further out there were another twenty. Who knows.

You became friends? Were you friends?

Oh, with those. Yeah. We were up and down. The bunk, the bunk beds, we were up and down, yeah. We used to go to work uh, everyday. They were not all Greeks you know, but uh, what, whatever we had to put up, we had to put up with it.

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