Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Alexander Raab - June 28, 2002

Deportation to Siberia

So he registered to stay, right.

He, he probably didn't register at all because he was just a local guy that was there from generations.

I see.

Probably he--his father must have been living over there too, so. They just didn't bother him. So, the train started moving and the train was moving for about--if I remember, must have be...it was a very long ride. The train must have been moving for three days without any food, without any...


...facilities, any toilet facilities, without letting the people out. The only thing were open is them little windows in the boxcar. And people tried to figure and everybody was squashed and tight, and, and uh, people tried to figure out where we're going, nobody knew. And the train was moving sometimes faster so you could feel when it goes faster or slower. Nobody knew.

How old were you?

I was six and a half.

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