Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Benjamin Fisk - November 8, 1982

Brutality in the Camps

What are your um, can you, can you recall any specific instances during the war and during the camps that stand out in your mind of oh, brutality or things that happened ??? anything...

Well, I was beaten, there you go.

Wife: Hey, why didn't you finish the coffee?

Oh, I didn't need it. ??? I don't drink it anymore, yeah. I got beaten up in Blechhammer, you know. I got twenty, twenty lashes on my hand.

Okay. Is there anything else that you'd like to say?

Well I see a lot, you know, I didn't, you know, I always uh, worked mostly sheltered, you know, inside ???. It wasn't too bad for me. It was no ???, you know, but, uh...

Can you describe anything that you did see?

Well, I've seen people killed all kind of ways. Put a noose on their neck and stood on it and killed them this way. Like I told you, they told you to go over there and shoot them, you know. Push them und...underneath the water, you know, kill them this way. Hundreds of ways they were killing people, you know. Hangings and killings, you know, it's uh, you know, it was everyday business, you know. In ???, you know, I've seen people thrown out in wintertime naked, you know, and frozen to death, you know.

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