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One woman's story as a concentration camp survivor

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:36 am 

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The average survival period in Auschwitz was between six weeks and three months. Kitty Hart-Moxon survived almost two years - her "Auschwitz career," as she calls it with black humour. An amazing story of survival against all odds and in the face of the absolute worst humanity has to offer. They should - but never would - make a movie of it. I'm not easily shaken, but parts of this made for genuinely disturbing reading:
Arrival in Auschwitz is a defining moment in your life. The doors open, you are thrown out, greeted by barking dogs, screaming figures with whips, a stench of burning flesh and a glow of fire. 'Everything happens at breakneck speed. “Out, out, out!” You are driven off running. You are taken to a building, stripped, put under cold showers, driven into the next hall where they have off your hair. There are no towels so you are still wet and cold. Then women prisoners smear your body with a mop dipped in green fluid which stings. In the next hall you are thrown some rags and wooden clogs. In the final hall there are women sitting at tables with funny pens in their hands and before you know it needles are piercing your skin. That is when you become a number [39934].

Whistles blow and there is a roll call. Thousands of women are rushing to stand in line. For hours you stand in the rain and people fall to the ground dead. Then you are driven into a hut and you think, “At last, I can lie down.” But you can’t. There are 1,000 women trying to lie down on the bunks. You are lucky to find a corner to cling to. Welcome to Auschwitz. Welcome to hell.’
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