Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Rose Green - May 21, 2008

Liberation II

And what did they do when they came in?

Well, first of all there was a--we had rooms. We had about--how many were we in that room? About eight or nine women in that room. We had beds on the side. In the middle of--there was a, a, like a picnic table with two benches. And uh, uh, there was an officer came into our room. A Russian officer came in and uh, asked us--told us that we should put the table to the door in the evening before we go to sleep and put the benches on it, because the soldiers are crazy--they get drunk and they go after the women, you know. And he sat down with us and he told us that he's Jewish--he's a Jew and he asked us if we can speak Yiddish, and I spoke very well Yiddish, so we spoke Yiddish. He was very handsome, nice guy, I forgot from where--he was from Russia somewhere. And uh, so he, he talked to us and was very nice and he ordered some food for us. I don't remember what, what was the menu. Something--he ordered some--they didn't have much either, you know, nobody had anything. So uh, but there was a little bit more food and we ate a little bit better. And uh, then next day they took us to hospitals. There was one woman who was so excited when they heard--she heard that the Russians are coming, so she run from up--we are uh, she ran from upstairs downstairs and she broke her leg. One of the--all the time she was in a camp nothing happened to her, she broke her leg. And there were three Hungarian sisters and--beautiful blonde girls with blue eyes, all three of them--gorgeous girls and they survived, the three sisters and one of them went crazy, completely crazy. So they took her to a, to a place--to a hospital--sanatorium and the sisters are with her. So they took us on a, on a big, big wagon and uh, took out mattresses from the officers' uh, bedrooms, put it on the wagon and uh, covered wagon, and took us to hospitals and took me and other women who, who were expecting or who already had their babies. One woman had a beautiful little girl, and it died. She didn't have any milk, she couldn't feed the baby--beautiful baby. Just tragedies, tragedies.

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