Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Sonia Nothman - January 4, 1983

Religious Activities in Camp

Was there any kind of religious activity in the camps, in the barracks where you were in the camp?

No, in the beginning when they took us, I remember when it was Easter. Lots of people remember. So they didn't eat bread, so they eat potatoes. They sold the bread, potatoes. I could never eat meat. I mean, they didn't give us meat, meat. Who would sell meat? Especially by us, it was a very poor. But they put maybe horse meat in the soup, sometime. But I took it out and I give it away. I could not eat. I couldn't eat. Never.

Was there a difference between the SS and the Wehrmacht guards?

Yeah. Oh yeah, of course, of course. But then you have the, from Ukraine, oh they were so bad. Those--they didn't have their own--the Germans at the end. I remember, very bad.

The Ukrainians were?

Yeah, very bad.

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