Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Anna Greenberger - August 24, 1982

Moving to Uzhgorod Ghetto

So uh, uh, April 17 we packed whatever small packages and we went to the shul and they took everything--jewelry, what--matter of fact they even checked in the--your vagina. The jewelry--every--people who we knew, we--and at home, that was hurting us the most. Girls who I was sitting next--maybe they were afraid. I don't know. They didn't even say hello. They just passed by, they didn't want to have nothing to do with us, with us.


Gentile. Not associate. Nothing. The police who came us--to the store and we gave them--they--not for money. They uh, whatever they needed they came and Alex--my father packed for them always. And uh, they didn't even say hello. They were coming to our house for lunches and dinner. And then when it started--the Jewish uh, that trouble--they didn't even look where we were going on the street. So the 17th they took us all in the shul and they disgraded--degraded everything. And then from there with horse wagons we went to Uzhgorod from where your mother-in-law is. And they--she was there also in ghetto.

At the same time?

At the same place and the same time, yes. We were there I don't remember how many weeks. From April 'til June. I, I think she walked--was in June because she walked with them to Auschwitz. So they picked uh, we were there and they chosed a few girls to clean uh, clean the police stations--where the police were stationed. You know, they, around that was, they made around that was closed up. We couldn't go no place. We slept on straw, on the ground. And uh, we had our bedding--whatever they allowed us to take from home. And uh, they didn't give us very little food 'til we had our bread and uh. I went to clean the rooms for the policemen or whoever.

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