Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Nathan Nothman - November 30, 1982

Cleaning up the Ghetto II

They shot him too. And was still alive. He got two hole in his, in his head, I don't know. And we couldn't save him, and we couldn't throw him over that--over the, over the ??? and let him, and let him be on that bed. And there, and there was so many blood all over, so many people dead in the hospital. Doctors. Everybody. I mean so much that, that after two hours, three hours I was, I was, I was stumped. I didn't know what's--I was like a, like a, like a push-button--not human being--push-button uh, like you work in factory--you push button and they start working together. Just, just automatic uh, push button machine. And they would tell me I done it. We clean everything up. We--the buggy was, was, the buggy was still--I mean, the horses were platform. They took the body all the way to Kraków-Płaszów. There was approximately maybe two miles, three miles, approximately. They came back, back and forth. And we supposed to clean a lot of people who, who were shot in that places. We went to the old folks home--so many deaths. They were supposed to take them out and put on that horse and buggy. And I don't know, I don't know how in the world can we ever do it. And a lot of times I see somebody in a, in a, in house and he called me my name. I said, "Wait a minute, don't you want to join us because..." So when--so we went in like a group we went in--so we said, "Let's go across to the building there." So we go. He jumped us--so he jumped with us and he already escaped because they didn't know exactly how many they are. And this Göeth was the miserable creature. Most vicious killer on that earth. And that could make a ner...a heart attack, he would die. It's not there. Nobody was there to protect us. The whole world was sleeping. United States, France, England; the whole world. Nobody, nobody didn't care for us. You alone. How can that happen?

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