Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Ruth Muschkies Webber - February 2, 1987

The Russians

What did it feel like when the Russians came? Where you overjoyed? Were you just exhausted?

Oh we were, when the Russians came in we were overjoyed. We had, all the warehouses were torn open and we got whatever clothes we wanted. That's why we looked so stuffed here because we put two or three coats one on top of the other on us because we wanted things. We had all the bread we want, they gave us chocolates. They gave us fruit, I mean we didn't know such things existed anymore. They were very nice to us. They took the very sick ones to hospitals and they took a group of children, which I was among the to Krakow and we traveled with, on a buggy, on a straw buggy. In fact we went through Warsaw at the time, and it was completely bombed out, it was still in '45 before the war was over. We were taken to Krakow and there they set up an orphanage for us and they tried to feed us back to health.

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