Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Mrs. Roemerfeld - 1982?

Relations Between Prisoners

What was the feeling between um, the girls in the camp? At one point you said that they were tearing each other apart, at another point that they were sheltering you.

Well, that was in different situations. When they were tearing each other apart, it was in that Block 25th, which it was known that it goes to the gas chamber, you see. And they knew death is near, so they just went wild, hysteria. And uh, when I, when I was in the Kanada, it was under completely different circumstances. At least if we found a piece of carrot or whatever in the packages, we could put in our mouths. Uh, we were uh, in a way more uh, stabilized uh, to say the least. Uh, and uh, we could have some sort of feelings towards another human being. And there was always plenty of clothes laying around, so they had enough schmatas to cover me up with...

Were they able...

...you know, when I dropped.

Were they able to take clothing for themselves?

Oh no.



when it was cold or socks.

Only, only if they put it with--in them. You know, hide it on their bodies. And uh, and then if they're caught and I don't have to tell you the rest. That was it.

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