Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Rose Green - May 21, 2008

Husband's Story

How long were you at this particular camp?

Which one?

The first camp.

The Auschwitz?

No, the...

The working camp?


The working camp, I was there from November--five months. March--yeah, my husband's birthday is February 19th and I was uh, taken from there March, March 19th--a month later, so. And you worry, you worry what's with my husband, if he's alive. My husband was strong, healthy guy, very--they took the strong ones and they beat them more than anybody.

Last you knew he was, he was hiding.

I knew that he was hiding, but how long can you hide?

So was he caught?

No, he was never caught, he was never caught. He survived hiding.

Did he have help from somebody?

Uh, he had a--they were uh, they had money. For money you could hide out and--he and his brother, his brother and his wife and two, two sons and my husband and another sister-in-law and a brother-in-law, they were hiding out at different peasants--and then they got together. My husband was--dared to go out in the fields and picked some potatoes, and uh, you know, he knew how to do it and brought it for the family. And they gave him--gave money to that, to that family in the attics--they lived in the attics. And uh, they uh, got some food from the peasants for a lot of, lot of money--little food, you know, and--but they took a chance with them because if they would have been caught, they would have been schlepped away too so they took a chance. So, they're, they're helping. So, my two nephews live here. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law lived here too. They both died. They were older. But two boys are here and we are very, very, very close, very close with them.

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