MOVING BY TRAIN FROM ITALY TO FRANCE

TRAVELLING IN A CATTLE WAGON
“Am I being taken to Auschwitz?” my mind suddenly in panic? This is why several men and even women were making the sign of: “cutting the throat” to each other? But they were laughing at each other. This sign is telling us that we are being transported to be killed at Auchwitz. The germans did this massive killing during the second world war. I saw some of the men repeat their “cut throat” with a smile added to it. Yes, some men and some women in this wagon were looking around at the people in the wagon of this train. They still had their heads down keeping their smile on their lips. Silence quickly followed such a remark. Were they thinking that they should not have said it? We went on, train shaking, noisy. Not talking so much now. Only men make some small jokes now and then. Did this people travelling with us had already too much to drink? or was what was done a way to relax one’s mind?

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2 Responses to MOVING BY TRAIN FROM ITALY TO FRANCE

  1. xcarelse says:

    This must have been a horrible trip. Did you have your parents with you?

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    • Yes, some men and women were unkindly imagining that they were being sent to Auswitz, because they made us believe for a short while that they could have been right.
      In another small chapter, I will mention that my mother and the children were travelling on the train. The father had already gone ahead in France where he had found a job.

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