“There were about 1,800 of us: men, women and children… We were trembling from fear. They lined us up in rows of six and ordered us to march… One of us asked her for water. The woman came out with a bucket of water, but one of the guards ordered her to go back… In the evening we reached the railway station where cattle trucks were waiting. A hundred people were squeezed into each. After waiting for a few hours, the cattle trucks started moving. We did not know where we were being taken.”
This is an excerpt of an interview from Manchester Guardian, published on May 14, 1945, entitled, “Memoirs of Abraham Cykiert.” Sound familiar?