Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Albert Fein - February 19, 2005

Life During the War

Only you see, my, my cousin here that I was telling him about Holocaust and all these things, he says, "How this could happen? This is impossible." And I told him the stories, you know, that we came back for Kamenetz-Podolsk to Kolomyia. And the Jewish people still didn't wear even the, the white thing--armbands at this time. And we was telling them as we came back there was a, a slaughtering, you know, in August the 27th, 28th and we arrived in Kolomyia 29th.

The slaughter in Kolomyia, you mean?

No, no, in Kamenetz-Podolsk.

In Kamenetz-Podolsk. Yeah.

Because this was going on and, and they couldn't believe it. They was accusing this is, "Oh, you're spreading something. This, German are so cult...developed culturally. And this is just impossible, how they could do this? 15,000 people in one day?" And next day they was in the surrounding area, 9,000 Jews in Kamenetz-Podolsk, so there is lost together in two days 24,000 Jews was killed. This comes later, I will tell how, how we survived. And that's why, you know, I am thinking, how come about Gheorgheni--here Gheorgheni, this was Romania. From here a lot of people came to Kamenetz-Podolsk. Jewish people who was uh, deported, too. Now I heard this Romania says we didn't do anything to the Jews as they were doing because there was people. So I, I jump--maybe we will...

It's okay.


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