Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Luba Elbaum - January 20, 1982

Fate of Family II

All right, so who went on the train then? Your, your mother?

In, in my--I never saw my family. The Polish people came back to me because I was in contact with them...


...and they saw to me as my mother and my brother they saw go on the train. A lot of my uncles, a lot of my--not cousins because older people. My uncle, older people they so called--most, more Jews I mean that we know. We grew up over there. And I think that my father run away. But, they shoot him. I never saw my father. They took--my father was running away from the train. But I never saw him. And the younger kids, like my sister was seven years old. My sister was seven years old and my brother was twelve years old. They just went and made big holes and they put--and they took the kids all in, they put the kids in sack and a little bit--they shoot a little bit, and the more they were living still. And they put them in, in the graves. They're living. Put them in, in the graves.

Pushed them in.

They just pushed them in. All the kids tooked away from the parents, like twelve year old, seven year old, more, I mean. When you were fifteen years old already they took you away to work. If you were younger they put--push you into the hole. And when I came back I saw this day as the water was running the blood. It was in the fall in September. The blood was running more than the water.


All in Lublin--in Bełżyce in the ghetto. Shooting. They were just shooting. And if not shooting, they just put them in the, the--the people were living, the kids that were living they put them in the grave.

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