Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Fred Kendal - May 25, 1983

Moving into the Ghetto

Do recall hearing any talk or anything while you were all together there? What did the adults feel? What did they...

Um, there was a lot of fear. There was a lot of conversation that maybe we should retreat with the Russians. There was other conversation probably leave everything and, and, and go. Uh, I, I know one of my mother's aunts, her husband wanted to retreat with the Russians to, to--not to remain there and I don't know how it happened but I know that he--he didn't and uh, she died with her kids. I think she was killed. Yeah.

Yes. Do you remember when the ghetto was formed in Berezne?

I couldn't, I couldn't get any dates. I only remember that--excuse me--that it was sometime after the Germans occupied. I don't know whether it was a month or whatever. I do remember there must have been a few months--quite a few months before they assembled us and, of course, where grandpa live--his, his brother, also, lived not too far away and his family and they assembled them and then there was my Uncle Usher. He had a house there and--but they assembled all of the people from the different farms and villages that were surrounding--that were living in these surrounding villages which would be maybe ten kilometers away or fifteen kilometers away or twenty kilom...they surround--they got all of these people and they took them into, into ghettos.

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