Monday, 3 December 2012
Auschwitz: "Sometimes I think I dreamt it."
A potential for the Elie Wiesel category of Auschwitz survivors here i.e. was never actually there, but pretends they were.
Rosa Strygler, Polish Jew from Krakow, Hasidic, in 1940(!) deported with her family all of 30 miles to Auschwitz, then aged 12. Watched an SS officer tell here niece: "You are so beautiful—I'll have to kill you," and he did. Her mother, father, two brothers and sister-in-law were also killed there. She escaped, by jumping out of a train door the Nazis forgot to close, and then walking for two weeks to Hungary. She had her Auschwitz tattoo removed after moving to the United States. "Sometimes I think I dreamt it," said Rosa.
"I describe incidents which may or may not have happened but which are true." — Elie Wiesel
Posted by The Black Rabbit of Inlé at 16:33