Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Marvin Kozlowski - August 28, 2002


I left--you want to know the...

Tell me about Daimler-Benz.


Tell me about Daimler-Benz.

Daimler-Benz. I just said. I was working.

What did you do there?

I was making guns.

Wife: That's what it was...

I was running five machines there.

Wife: That's what it was before that you were talking before about?


Making guns.

Guns. They selected a thousand people to the, to the Daimler-Benz.


And I was one of the thousand and my father too. We have the working hards.


And uh, it was uh, hard work, was maybe I was lucky than in other place because I know some of 'em were sent to uh, some, it doesn't matter how big, they were changing the Kapos even they were the Kapos who had connections with them, they were sending to our, to our concentration camp and take the old ones to outside of our hometown Radom city and dig a grave and shoot 'em. There was--they did what they want to. Everybody, everybody was uh, like a general.

In, in all the time you were in the ghetto and, and working in the factory...

Actually I was working in the factory when I was uh, in concentration camp.

Yeah. Was there ever a time that a, a, a Polish civilian or a uh, German or anyone that you came in contact with gave you extra food or helped out?

No. No. No.


Never. I wasn't maybe that close to them yeah, I mind my own business, but never.

So when you fell over, nobody bothered to help you except for other prisoners?


When you fell over with the bag.

Yeah. Who, who could help you? They were, they were scared to death. I stood up and the guy told me, "Take. Put it on your neck." And I grabbed it and I was successful and I was able to. No.

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