I am a 63 year old German-Jew. I had owned a nice little shop in Germany. Soon after, I was taken away by the Nazi up rise and brought to a camp called Auschwitz. On my way there, I saw a lot of other Jews and non-Jews. Once I got off, I was being screamed at right away. I was told to put down my luggage and walk to the line next to a gate. When I got to the gate, I saw a family. The family had 4 kids, 2 seniors and 3 middle-aged adults. The kids didn’t look Jewish, they look Polish with their blond hair and blue eyes. Once we passed through the gates, I once again heard mans barking at us saying, “Arbeit macht frei.” This is when I saw one of the girls starting to cry. I went up to the family and told the senior lady, who I assume was the Grandma.
“Hey, I think it’s best if you keep your child quiet,” I said.
“I know I know. She’s my grandchild and she is very scared. We are trying our best to stop her from crying!” She said with her tear filled eyes.
“All right let me help you out. I, too, have a grandchild at home and what I do to calm them down is offer him a piece of goody.” I took out a chocolate bar that I had kept on me since I got on the train to this lady.
“Thank you. Thank you. I’ll repay you this favor once we get out of this hell hole!”
As soon as I gave the lady the candy, I heard a big crackling sound. It startled me, and I turn around o see what happened. The crying stopped. All I see was a body being flung over to the side. A closer look and I saw that it was this lady’s grandchild. I was shocked, unable to move. Next thing you know, the grandma passes out and, I’m guessing, the mother starts to yell and scream and cry all at once into her husband’s arms. Than I heard another order being barked by the soldiers, placing all the children in a small area at a small distance away. I stared, not knowing whats going on. A few seconds later, I heard the crackling of guns and right in front pf me, the kids that I was starring at started to fall one by one. Once the crackling stopped, I saw the sibling of the child that was kneed in the face under the dead body of other children.
All the parents screamed, yelled, cursed, and cried. At that very instant, the grandpa launch into the dead kids pile. Within seconds, the grandpa was shot down too. Seeing all these dead bodies before me was my worst nightmare coming true. Now I wonder what will happen to me. I was shaken out of shock when a Nazi shoved me with his gun telling me to move to this other line going towards a pillar. When the pillar finally came into view, I saw it more clearly. It wasn’t a pillar. It was a chimney. When I was brought in their, all I saw was rows and rows of ovens being operated by Jews who was being chained down with a Nazi behind them. I thought I was going to be one of them. The soldier once again shoved me toward a oven, I thought I was going to be chained down too, but instead he said something to the man standing next to the oven. That guy said one word to me and only one word, “Sorry.” Right after that word, I was lifted off my foot and thrown into this oven.