Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Saul Raimi - July 7, 1982


And I can remember they came over, the Americans with the tanks and the Jeeps and they told us to go right in that village. It was a little village called ???. It was in Bavaria. And for days I couldn't believe actually that I am a free man. I couldn't believe it. And in a way, the Americans they gave those prisoners, after being so hungry our uh, stomachs were so shrunken and refused to put food, they started to feed, to give us their rich American food. A lot of them actually died from, from uh, overeating.


Because in this era... Today we know that we should start with a little soup or a little bit of milk or--but at that time, they didn't know what to do. They gave us their own rations of uh, ??? And we were so hungry, we--that a lot of them actually died from overeating ??? but I actually couldn't eat that much because I was completely out for about two or three weeks I was in the hospital, in the army hospital where I didn't know what was going on completely and all this from my friend. And uh, then I uh, I finally got through the idea that I am a free man.

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