Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Salvatore and Lili Katan - August 18, 1981

Being Helped by the Wehrmacht

LK: You know how he did that, that Wehrmacht? He made that sure when the SS fell asleep that he took that girl on the other end of the boxcar from ??? and this a girl ??? the Wehrmacht didn't have any keys.

SK: No they have--the Wehrmacht, they have the keys but not the Gestapo.

LK: Oh.

SK: They are the regulars. The Wehrmacht--they used to tell you crazy ???

LK: But that, that, that is exactly what ???

SK: I know what--this opinion. As a matter of fact, the Wehrmacht, they went along with the Gestapo. They were like...

LK: But some of them who had feelings--even Wehrmacht were few that were jerks, you know, but some of the had feelings and they couldn't care--I guess they couldn't care ??? when we were liberated in ??? I was stepping on the SS, you know, and I was home and ??? I couldn't look there. I turned my head. I was walking on those dead people and ??? I didn't do nothing, I didn't do nothing ??? we were laying there.

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