Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Rose Green - May 21, 2008

Being Transported to a Second Work Camp

I'm fine. Uh, tell me about how you got to the second camp.


The second labor camp.

The second labor camp, we didn't work there really--just a little. There wasn't any work any more. They didn't, they didn't--the trains couldn't go by. There was--everything was bombed already. They were sitting there not doing anything. So we went and we do--did a little work by hand, but it wasn't so hard anymore but I don't think I put up.

And they took you by train?

By train, yeah. They took us--just a few of us. Actually they, they took us there--we were--all of us were pregnant--they--the second camp. And they took us because they--we thought--somebody told us--I don't know if it was true or not--that uh, that they wanted to take us somewhere where they are going to uh, kill us. I don't know. I--that's what I heard. I'm not sure that that was a--just a pregnant ones. We just were pregnant. There was a doctor with us and two ??? and uh, somebody else. About four people were, were going with us.

And how many pregnant women were, were there?

About six of us or seven. Seven, six, seven. I don't even remember already.

That's amazing.

And we got there and the atmosphere was much better there. We still didn't have enough to eat, but, but the rooms were better. The hygiene was a little bit better. We could wash, you know. There was wash rooms there, you know, with, with, with cold water. I got in that cold water in early spring and I washed myself there everyday. Once, I remember one of the girls went to say--report me to the, to the girl who was the, the head of the place, I'm going to catch a cold because I go in that cold water and wash myself all the time. They couldn't let you ???. They didn't mind, they didn't mind. I didn't care. I got a little towel--a little bottle, a little towel like that when I got there. That was a big thing.

And they fed you better there?

Not--you know what, they didn't have much food either. They didn't have--they had--the Germans in themselves didn't have very much food either. But it was somewhat better. We got a little cheese once in awhile; we got a little sausage once in awhile, a little piece, you know, but it wasn't uh, as bad as in Auschwitz or in the other place and uh, so. But they were--they would talk to us--they were talking to us, you know, they uh, they treated us a little bit more with uh, with uh, humanity there than the other ones.

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