Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Freda Magnus - July 22, 1982

SS Guards

And then in Auschwitz, what I had was one--I forgot her name--she was a known German person, you know, she had a, a baby--a girl--so, a little baby. A mother hold it and the baby had beautiful blue eyes. She told somebody to take out those eyes and she made earrings from that, you know, from the baby's eyes. And she--everybody she said, "You see those, those earrings? Those are eyes from a, from a little girl."


She was so--eyes, eyes. So, so proud she was of it. A woman.

I can't believe I'm hearing this.

Can you believe in it?

I can't believe this.

Yeah. And, and, and the soap was made from, from uh, people's fat.

Yeah, I know.

Yeah, and it's unbelievable. I am, you know...

This was a German woman that said this?

A German woman, yeah, German woman.


And those Ger...she could be maybe 35. Young, all young because they young--the young woman did this and they was--they were very--the woman were very bad--the German women were very bad, very bad. They didn't have no heart. They were worse to us than the men.

You're talking about the guards at the camp?

The guards, yeah, the guards. The German, the German guards. They were worse than the men.

Like how?

When we, when we were walking they went with a...


Stick and knocking over the heads, you know and, you know, people were sick walking and they make under themselves, you know, while they--when they were walking. It's--what can you--what can I say? It's unbelievable all this stuff. Unbelievable. So...

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