Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Mrs. Roemerfeld - 1982?


With you.

They were prostitutes


and they were taken from jails and they came, they got drunk and came out and uh, they hollered in the middle of Lagerstrasse in Birkenau. "How can you stand this? The sky is black from smoke and you do not do anything about it." They couldn't stand it. But, of course, uh, they were only there to take care of us and to beat us, but whenever they got drunk, they got a little human. So.

They were the prostitutes for the Germans in the camp.

No, they were prostitutes before the war. They were arrested in Germany. But when Auschwitz was formed they were sent into the camps to take care of the Jews because they wanted the most uh, the worst of obsolete uh, uh, people to take care of the Jews because they weren't worthy of, the Jews weren't worthy of anybody who is intelligent or educated or human to take care of.

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