Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Mala Weintraub Dorfman - September 15, 2005

Russian Occupation

But the Russians came in first.

Yeah, the Russians came in.

So, what was the reaction?

We didn't see them, we did not see them. When we got into an apartment, they came and they asked for a big clock they can make watches out of it. That's exactly what they said to us. A big clock. Oh, this what we wanted, we can make a lot of watches out of it.

Were people cheering when they, when they showed up?

Oh sure, sure. But we were afraid of them too. As women we were afraid. We wouldn't go out on the street at night, we stayed indoors, you know. And uh, we were afraid.

Did you hear any stories about women who were accosted...

Oh yeah, yeah.

...by the Russians?

Yeah, yeah. But we didn't go out, we stayed in. We... I went into a German house and there where we stayed until I went to Łódź, to... Also we went, a few women went, I didn't have money for the train so we sat on the, on the step.

Of the train.


But first you went to a German house.

This was in Łódź.

Oh, okay.

In Łódź we went.

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