Protocol Nr. 1007
The persons in question have given us the following information: We arrived in Auschwitz around the 15th of May. They immediately separated us from our parents and our three brothers and sisters, who were 13, 11, and 10 years old. Our father got into a transport right away but we do not know what happened to him later, while our mother with our three younger brothers and sisters were taken away. They took us into a disinfecting room where they seized everything we had, cut our hair off, gave us new clothes and led us into Camp C. They assigned us the work of sorting out clothes in the supply warehouse. We did this work for 8 months. Reveille was at 3 am, and we stood for hours during the roll call that followed. If the number they counted was not right we had to be on our knees for hours, often in rain, wind, dirt and mud. Right after roll call we went to work and at noon we had to newly report for roll call. Our rations were some green soup of grass (pure water), one fifth of a loaf of bread, and sometimes a little butter, sausage, or cheese. The Lagerälteste was a very decent fellow but the Slovak Blockälteste were nasty. If the Arbeitsdienstführerin noticed for example that somebody was talking she would beat her half-dead. While we stayed there selections were continuous. The Rapportführerin called Grese had a rubber baton, and would beat you up if you did not stand erect. There was also a Blockführer called Peter, who was very wicked to us. 8 months later, the stronger ones were selected and we were put into a transport. We travelled for three days. They had bathed us again, given us new clothes, and shoes, so we could already guess that they were going to assign us to some serious work. This was how we arrived into Camp no. 11 in Kaufering. This was a brand new camp, an awful camp. Polish people managed it and treated us horribly. All winter we carried iron pieces, which was very hard work. We had to line up for roll call early in the morning, and remained in the workplace all day long. We got coffee for breakfast, some soup at noon and one ninth of a loaf of bread in the evening. In spite of the ruthlessness of the Poles, treatment was still somewhat better than in Auschwitz. Two months later, we were selected for another transport and were taken into Türkheim. We went to work a distance of 2-3 kilometres to clean offices. We worked from morning till evening. We got potatoes to eat with a little Zulag, and these provisions were decidedly better, only not enough. We did not have to work hard, and were treated also well, because we worked for the Wehrmacht, and they were very benevolent towards us, felt sorry for us but unfortunately could not change our fate. As for the future, we plan to emigrate to Palestine or America.