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.

 

 

 

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