Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Hugo Marom - February 8, 2008


And my mother supposedly...also in that area was annihilated together with all the prisoners...the Russian prisoners during the advance in '43...'43 or '42...I am...'43 I think, after Stalingrad when the Russians were advancing. They...because of the terrible treatment they gave to the Russian prisoners of war they, they buried them in a, in a, in communal type of...what's the name? And even at that time...even with that in mind, I thought, "Well, the Gestapo...whoever was responsible for killing these people had to have the kitchen working 'til the last moment before they left. How is it that my mother didn't survive?" My father, I uh, being a soldier and so forth...very proud...I had...I was convinced that my father would have been very arrogant towards Germans and most probably got, got himself into trouble long before...

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