‘The train journey from Westerbork to Auschwitz was about thirty-six hours with no food or drink. We just set and give each other baby. I said to my wife, “If I don’t come back, you may marry again, find a good man who is good for the child.” We were bullied out of the train and stood waiting. They separated the men from the women. We turned to the left and walked a little way for two or three minutes. A truck arrived, stopped near us and on the centre my wife was standing up with the baby. They stood in the light so that I could recognise them. A picture I’ll never forget. All these were supposed to have gone to undress and go into the gas chambers, and two hours later those people were ashes, including my wife and child.’
LEON GREENMAN, BRITISH JEWISH INMATE, AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU
Forgotten voices of the Holocaust tells the story of how the Nazi regime, murdered over six million people most of them Jewish.
Over 100 contributors provide a raw and moving picture of how events snowballed into a world of Ghettos, Camps and Death Marches. But amongst stories of unbelievable atrocities, stories of hope and survival shine through.