Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Salvatore and Lili Katan - August 18, 1981

Daily Life in the Camp

Um, in the camp then, what kinds of things daily were, were you doing? Were you working as well?

LK: Well, I'll you something. In the beginning I was working in boxcars...

SK: Unloading boxcars. Stacking and unloading, loading...

LK: Stacking and unloading. Stacking boxcars with munitions ??? boxcar.

So not with the, not with the cars coming in with people in them.

SK: No, no, no.

LK: No, munitions. ??? so they keep you so long in the line ??? and then continue ???

SK: ???

LK: Of course, we get up at three o'clock in the morning and we have to take a train to ???. Four o'clock we came back. Then I was working in an ??? factory--not ??? factory, I guess it's an ammunition factory too but some kind of a ???

SK: ???

LK: ??? I said, "Yes." He said, "Why?" I said, "Because I'm going to die." And that was the truth. ??? And whenever he told me something I always said the opposite and I meant it to be killed. It's just no use to leave, you know? And when my husband ask me, you know, ??? but I thought he's crazy. He didn't know why I was sitting in a corner and I was crying, you know? But ??? and they walked into camps and they stand ??? and I didn't think I'd ever in life I would I be able to do that, you know? But I couldn't ??? never, never.

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