Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Berek Rothenberg - May 20, 1984

Getting Beaten By Jews in Camp

So I remember this Tepperman--they want to put him to--on this job. I wish he would work at least a five minutes. So they--he was waiting by the gate. When I returned, he called me into this police station. He said, "What you said about me?" I said, "I didn't say nothing." He said, "Why they call me?" I said, "Uh, I don't know why they called you," I said, "because they saw what happened and I told them what happened--that uh, that you did it." "I'm sorry," he says, "I didn't mean it." I said, "You remember my landsmen told you where I work. Why didn't you stop?" That's, that's such a time I went through. I was lucky. A lot of people got beat up from the Germans. I never was called in. I never got a one ??? of my rear end. Never. I obey. I knew hitting was a very bad thing. If they start to hit you, then you were through. I tried--I was always on the time and I always try, try to be on time, try to do the job, try to obey. And I got beaten--I'm, I'm sorry to say--I got beaten more by Jewish policemans than I got beat by the Germans.

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