Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Apr

3

1943

Nightmare of Deportation from the Warsaw Ghetto

Jews hurrying to an assembly point for deportation 
Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin.

Someone pried up a board and a few people tried to jump from the train, but unfortunately no one managed to escape. The murderers kept the entire route lit with spotlights, so they’d be sure not to miss anyone who attempted to get away. A friend of mine who was in the car asked me to hold his coat while he jumped and then throw the coat after him. I watched him: No sooner had he jumped than he was hit. His coat was riddled by bullets as well.