Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Edward Linson - November 10, 1981

Helping Others in Camp

Uh, when you were in the camp, what--do you remember that you, you--did you help anybody--did you help each other? Because you said they dehumanized you. Of course everybody...

That's why, that's why I'm angry. I was the guy who, who understood this. That's why I'm helping now too like the Russian Jews--the others--because uh, if--you got to remember if a ??? come in a place and he sees you have a house, you have a car, you have a wife, you have, you have, you have a place to live and he is uh, he just came in and he got a few, a few cents and everybody eh, they got money, they got videos, they got--it's not true. I help.

And at Auschwitz?

Auschwitz, yes. I tell you why. I was singing uh, I come in a block, some there--the guy who was the, the, the head from the block, so he thought--he's a crazy guy, okay--I give him piece bread or I give him--a, a little bit soup.

And you helped him work, you helped by, by...

You helped him work, oh yes. Oh this was a big deal. That's why the Primo Levi is, is crazy in the head. I did this because I knew the train will be, will be unloaded faster and we will be out of danger and the guys don't getten beaten up. So he didn't understood this. ???.

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