Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Bert Dan - November 17, 1982

Freeing Hungarian Prisoners

And he suggested for us to--since we had all these documents to prove who we are and what we are and it was made out also in Russian so we should go to the Russian commander of the city and talk to him and see what you can accomplish, and which we did ??? very nicely. And these two guys were the ones who spoke for us because we didn't know how to speak the Russian language and they spoke Polish--elementary spoken Russian also. And I explained it to them and they were very kind. They listened to us and they told us that they don't know anything of any Hungarians--Jewish women and there is nobody in there. And even if there would be anybody locked up well, then they be political and Stalin would be the only, the only person who can give you an ??? nobody asked. There was no way that they could release anybody. First of all they denied it--they did not know of anybody. Only Stalin will be the only one that would uh, re...mean anything if he would be near and writing that they should be released. Otherwise, there's no way. And they don't know anything about any Jewish women, whether they are Hungarians or Polish. They didn't know anybody like that. But a criminal told us exactly where they are located at. And we decided we are going to go out there and see what's going on. And sure enough... [interruption in interview]

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