Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Albert Fein - February 19, 2005

Being Deported by the Hungarians II

And how far was it to the border?

Mm, this could be 300 to about 400 kilometers and they took us there. On the border there was a sawmill and there they concentrated people. They kept us there, I guess, two or, two, two or three days, something like this. And then they came in trucks and took us to Kamenetz-Podolsk.

But you don't remember how long it took to get to Kamenetz-Podolsk?

To Kamenetz-Podolsk?

One day.

One day.

One day.

One day...

A whole day?

...in the morn...in the morning--yes--and in the evening--late in the evening because I remember it was already dark, and uh, because the city, the city was--Kamenetz-Podolsk uh, this was an old castle--a castle surrounded with water. The bridges who was going from old city to the new city, this was destroyed. There was only one area what was low--a small wooden bridge you could go through and go up, you know, up thing to the city. And there was one more area there uh, dogs or horse carriages, they could come in.

Let me ask--if it's, if it's about 240 miles maybe...

From where?

To--from Uzhorod to...

No, no, not from Uzhorod. From, from--yeah, from Kereshmeze from the border of, uh, three countries.

Okay, so, but you said it was about 300 kilometers?

This was from Uzhorod to there.


And from there, they--I don't know how fast they was going uh, wait. I can figure it out. From Uzhorod--from the border to Kolomyia was about 150 kilometers to Kolomyia.


This was to the mountain. It was, was ??? was there. I know this area.

And how much further to Kamenetz-Podolsk?

From, from--to the Dniester--I know we left in the morning--by, noon--about three o'clock we was on the Dniester. You see here, on the Dniester. Only the Dniester was this area. This is a different view. Here is another river supposed to be by Kamenetz-Podolsk, the ???.

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