Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Luba Elbaum - January 20, 1982

Life in Budzyn

First of all, how did you get there? How did they ship you there? How did they--how did you...

They ship us with sleds.

With sleds.

With sleds. Like I say, we were already like I'm registered over there.


They came in and they put us on sleds. And we came over there, right away we're crying because from the camps came us and pick up.

All right. So you got there and there were these beds.

We got there, we came into these beds and everybody, you know, three girls--we have all one perch. Three in a perch. One--three--one, three, four and the oldest uh, the in the morning he call us out and we start to work. So the first thing that we start--the women were, were working most in the kitchen. Most in the kitchen we were. I mean, the first year we having a little--give us potatoes, scrub potatoes, wash clothes for the other one because we were separate from the men. It was a separate--it was one, it was one ghetto--it was one concentration camp--right away we have a piece, like from the women up. And right away from the four posts, the men were sitting and watching us--this was the Ukrainian--the Germans keep watch us. The Oberscharführer was Feix. In the morning we have to go out like four o'clock, standing five. The women was just two hundred women. There was like five hundred men. He used to come everyday in and take us out. And we used to have a place where we used to go three kilometer to work, to work. Over there were German--over there were working out all the ammunition for the war over there, where the men used to work. We used to go in the morning four o'clock, Appell, come out--go out on Appell five in a, five in a place. And then we used to go like three kilometer to work.

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