Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Regina Cohen - April 18, 1982

Setup of Ghettos

But you don't--you, yourself don't remember any of it.

I don't.

You were too young.

I was too young to know.

Was there a ghetto set up in your town?

In our town there were two ghettoes.

Two ghettoes?

Two ghettoes set up because there were uh, I didn't know it at the time because we weren't allowed, you know, the city was sort of halfway--on one side of the city you'd have one and somewhere else you had another. But the--my grandparents were not in the same ghetto...

Oh, they weren't, oh.

...as we were. So they, they--we were divided. There were two ghettoes set up at Chust. Uh...

You had to move from your home to a ghetto.

Yes, yes, yes, we had to move. As a matter of fact, they moved us.

They moved you.

Well, we carr...we, we were only allowed to take from our home what we can carry, and very little. Doesn't mean--so each of the children would get something that is a personal clothing, their own things. Um, something that you can carry just on your back. Rucksack they call it, okay. Um, any other, like bedding, no furniture. Bedding and uh, clothing and some--if utensils, I'm not sure, you know. Very, very little and um, they would haul us. We walked to the ghetto.

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