Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Regina Cohen - April 18, 1982

Civilians in Camps


...a civilian employee. Only time I remember a civilian was in Auschwitz. There was somebody came there middle of the summer when we were there, just a few months. And I think it was Red Cross people because they took us quickly a...and, and what they did they called it deloused us and fumigated us, okay. And uh, we all, we all got a shot. I got a shot uh, an injection into my...

Your breast.

...left breast. I don't know why I was given it there. It's probably--it could be disease was breaking out.


Typhoid fever...


...was started up, uh. There, there were communicable diseases probably starting up or happening. That's the only time I ever remember civilian.

Who gave you this injection?

A team of people, whoever they were.

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