Auschwitz Birkenau 2005

"Minna and I took turns keeping a lookout to see if a kapo was going to the latrine, in order to warn the men who used to say their prayers and lay “Tfillin” there (a Jewish tradition, obligatory for every man over 13 years of age). Men and women used the same latrine, which was a barracks with long rows of holes and no partitions; of course, nobody looked at what the person next to him was doing. Because there was no paper, people had to wipe themselves with their hands. Luckily, there were long rows of water taps in the larine, but there was never soap."

   

 

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