Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Alexander Raab - June 28, 2002

Impressions of Soviets

And what about, when you moved across the San, what were your impressions of the Russians? Were they just as bad as the Germans?

Uh, like I said uh, uh, that's what people used to...

[interruption in interview]

Uh, people used to say uh, that they were con...confused, the Russian authorities on the other side. They didn't know what's happened. That all of a sudden they see, they probably noticed that the Germans are pushing a group of people you know, a bunch of people, it was quite a few people, I mean, must be a few hundred people, and uh, the soldiers--the Russian soldiers around there, they were just guys, they didn't know uh, much, what's happened, what' going--it looks like they command us or whatever, they were probably trying to, to contact the, the higher authorities and uh, I, I don't know, was it. They were, they was plain simple confused. They didn't know who we are or what to do with us. We were just lucky that nobody decided that they're going to shoot.

Yeah. Let's go back now. So you, you wound up in uh, this town in Siberia, finally.


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