Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Lanka Ilkow - October 12, 1991

Labor in Hundsfeld

While you were in Hundsfeld you went--you were working.

Yeah, we was working. First we was digging outside, putting pipes like uh, plumbers, you see. If I would be a man, I could be a plumber in America. But uh, you know, I wanted--I said to my husband, "Plumbers is making good money. Why don't you go for a plumber?"

But then you went to work for a munitions factory?

Ammunition. Yeah, this was, uh...

Was it Krupps?

Yeah, Krupps. You know in the factory there, we work. And uh, twelve hours to stand on your feet without food...We got food when we got home late in the night. We got a half a liter, a half a liter everyday. But they at least--the food was different than in Auschwitz, it was better.

Uh, what was the work you were doing? [interruption in interview]

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