Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Helen Lang - February 23, 1982

Leaving Praust

Did you ever hear about the uh, medical experiments, anything like that? Block Eleven in Auschwitz?

We didn't stay there so long.

You were in Birkenau anyway, you wouldn't...

I was Birkenau and I was there only for weeks. I didn't know what was going on actually. We knew already what--the main reason what happened. No, I don't know nothing about uh, whatever, I don't know. I heard about it--what was going on about the experiments. The twins. Is that what you're talking about?

Yeah, some--that was...

The twins. Because I know I had uh, some twins from uh, Munkacs. They live here--both of them. They...

People who survived from there?

Yes. Mm-hm. I don't know exactly what they were doing to them. I have no idea. But I know they were in that special place.

Now uh, you left Praust when?

Must be end of January.

And marched? Just marched?

Marched, we marched. And then we got together with people who were, were, were uh, marching away from the Russians too because I heard the Russian ??? who would tell us. We were marching and we saw the, the, the people from the towns are, are going too. They were leaving too, because they were afraid of the Russians--must have been Germans. I don't know where we were. They didn't tell us. We were marching. It was such a big tumult, you know. So we escaped. Three of us.

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