Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Joseph Gringlas - January 14 & 22, March 18, 1993


Say take your clothes off? Did they make you take your clothes off to examine you?

At that time it was--the clothes were, yeah, I gotten the clothes there and when we, after selection in Birkenau, we gi...they give us uh, striped uniforms.

Did you go through showers?

Yeah, we, we went to a shower through, but we just, we, we sele...we didn't, they, the shower was to clean us...

With disinfectant.

In the shower. Yeah.


But uh, other people were arriving, we didn't see them anymore. But we knew what's happened to them.

Different showers.



They went to a shower where no show...


...returned. And uh, and we were staying in Birkenau a few days at quaranti...quarantine? And then they saw us, we were, we went si...any sickness which can be, you know, infected or something.

Now you had had typhus, when they came to examine you did they, did they ask you if you were sick, did they?

What do you mean, going back to Blizyn?

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