Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Sonia Nothman - January 4, 1983

Death March

There must have been a tremendous amount of sickness there.

Oh! We were afraid to go out, because if you went out, they catch you to work. Like I told you they stuck with my sister. She want to give--I wanted many times give up. But I saw her and I was older.

When you were on the, the death march, were you fed at all while you were walking? How did you get food when you were marching?

Who said? No. They...When they took my sister and she was sick. And they give her and another few girls and one a, a friend of mine, she's in Israel, and they gave him a potato, baked potato, cooked potato. And she hold the potato. She said when she saw us going by, she threw the potato to us. So she threw the potato but it was nothing left. Everybody grabbed. No. People ate grass. Yep. Mostly Hungarian. Polish not. I couldn't--I wouldn't--I could never. I, I know, I saw. She took a grass meal. We didn't have food. It's uh, I think, when we went uh, uh, we had a piece of bread or not in the, in the cupboard But so, no. They didn't give, they didn't have. They themselves didn't have food then, because it was already at the end. I saw the Red Cross passing by, but they didn't...

The Red Cross passed?

But they didn't shoot us. They didn't shoot us anymore because it, it was at the end. But no food. We didn't have any.

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