Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Luba Elbaum - January 20, 1982

Deportation to Budzyn

Farm work.

Farmer. We were in, we were in--we worked something, we do something over there. We saw already everybody, they said, "Everybody have to go home." They came--the Polish--and said, "Everybody have to go home." We were sewing outside and all the horses they giving water--they're giving the horses water. We looked around. All Ukrainian, you know, this time was Ukrainian. They came right around, around in and they took us away. They came in and right away they came in and start to search for them. They tooked us away and they tooked us to Budzyn. We were twenty-one people and they took us to Budzyn. And then when we came there, right away it was the Oberscharführer. There was fights, there was I mean, fights. Four couples and five girls, I think. Four couples and five girls. The kids right away on the, you know like they came with the--with sleds, sleds and horses. They took us already. They kids were crying on the way. And when we came Feix don't like it. He don't like no kids and he don't like no woman, he don't like nothing. So he took right away twenty-one people. He lost like just four. We were three girls and one man. And he took twenty-one people right away and shoot them out and said to them right away and uh, shoot them out. We four took us away to another place and right away the twenty-one we just hear "Tzik, tzik, tzik, tzik." Shoot all the twenty-one people. And us four he put in the, the concentration camp. This is Budzyn. They were not too far from over there. And over there when we came it was like, I mean, you saw how it looks. We came in. It was special for--it was special like, I mean uh, in the room was a big room. It was like beds. One, two, three, four beds.

Like bunk beds.

Bunk beds.

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