Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Henry Konstam - October 25, 1991

Gronow II

When you arrived at uh, Gronow...


The camp you arrived at?

Gronow. Gronow.



You were, mustered off the train and then they assigned you to barracks? Is that what happened?

Yeah, they uh, the rest of 'em, the barracks, yeah.

What were the barracks like?

Around in the country. It was in a wooded area. Most of 'em were in the wooded area. The barracks were set up in the wooded areas. Uh...

How many men per barrack?

Oh probably uh, somewheres about uh, fifteen, thirty or forty.

It wasn't like Auschwitz, was it?

No, no, no, no. It wasn't bad. There were beds and you had a little cabinet. Uh, it was uh, pretty decent, you know. Uh, the uh, barracks and shower, usually the food, you know. And uh, they woke you up early in the morning and uh, you had to go get uh, your food in the kitchen, you know, like most of the time. In the morning they had some uh, oatmeal or something like that, you know. And uh, and you had a, a slice of bread and went to work.

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