Golda's Stories of the Holocaust
Part I - Time
Section 2 – Ghetto
Chapter C – The rope from bed sheets
A woman that I hide inside her home helps me to escape through the window.
One night I went to a deal of diamonds and dollars at the home of a friend of mine named Vladislav Polak. He lived far away, in an area that I didn't know.
An antisemitic neighbor of him, which he warned me of her, saw me on my way back home, and informed on me immediately to a patrol of two German policemen.
They saw a girl walking alone in the night, identified me and started to chase me.
I entered the stairway of a building in order to hide.
The two Germans chased me into the building.
I climbed rapidly upstairs and knocked on all the doors.
One woman opened for me.
I said in panic: "The Germans are chasing me. There is not a choice, you must help me".
The woman allowed me to enter.
In spite of the pressure I did not lose my nerves. I thought rapidly of a way out.
I went to the closet and I took out sheets.
I tied rapidly three sheets to a long rope and lowered them from the window.
I told her courageously: "Hold the edge"!
And I slipped down.
I escaped a second before the Germans arrived.
I entered the house simply in order to rescue myself.
They would kill me immediately.
They used to kill people simply in the street.