Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Anna Greenberger - August 24, 1982

Hiding From Germans

And uh, so we started slowly to go out from the house. So two--my sister who is in Toronto and one is in Czechoslovakia, she--I'm sorry uh, they went next door where they were really the one family who was very nice in the whole town. They were very nice, especially to us. They took in Edith and Judy to their house and there almost in every house were Germans because they were already coming. They were losing the war. They were coming back and uh, they took everything. They emptied out our house, clothes, everything. And uh, my youngest sister went to another neighbor and I went to other neighbor. They were like small farmers and I stayed there. But uh, I was on the attic because uh, I was afraid uh, we were very close with the people but, uh, you know, we started not to trust nobody.

These were non-Jews?

Non-Jews, they were non-Jews. Yeah, they--we--I was always afraid that they will uh, tell the Germans that I am a Jewish girl and uh, you know what they did uh, I mean, the Jewish girls. Most of them were always drunk. They were drinking. First I went also next door but uh, they were afraid to keep us, all the four. My mother stayed home. They didn't touch older people. My mother wasn't old. She was forty-two years old. But, you know, for us she was older already and she was very worried about us. And I had a aunt who lived in the third house with twins and she came over to our house also. So it was too many women in one house and that's what they were looking for. So uh, the two sisters were next door in the room, they locked them there. And my younger sister Irene now lived in a third house also by Gentile people and I went to another one. Uh, so I was on a attic and always that was a full house with Germans.

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