Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Clara Dan - July 1, 1982


What kind of a factory was it?

What kind of a factory... We made um, how do you the call the ??? for the ???.


Bullets. We made them bullets. But in the meantime, we lived in uh, like uh, on, on a soldier, in brick homes. Okay? Like apartments.


But the hall had a bathroom and a regular toilet. So we could already keep ourselves clean. And uh, it was a tremendous brick--it was like a military camp, like an army camp.

Were there soldiers there?


They were gone.

No, no they weren't. Just us prisoners.

All women?

Yes. Displaced persons. Just women. That factory was a tremendous huge factory and it was under the SS because we were counted every morning when we went out and count, were counted when we came back. So after we came back so many times the girls tried to go in the cellar to steal potatoes so we should have a little baked potato or something. And whenever they sent me they always caught me because I couldn't steal. So my sister said "Oh my God you can't even do this much. So you better..." but if they left me home watching the potato for sure that that's when we had a check up by the Nazis and they caught me with the potatoes. So anyway. And after the Russians started getting close to Hundsfeld.

Do you know where it was near? The, was it near any big city or anything?

Uh, no I don't, I really don't. I don't know. All I know is that after the Russians started getting closer and we started seeing the Stalin uh, uh, what you ma call it? They used to call it Stalin candles thrown.

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