Q: Those three days you stayed until late evening?
A: We arrived at 7am and left at 10:00pm. They were frightening days.
Q: And this lasted for three days?
A: Yes, on the third day it ended for us. I do not know, but probably during the night the evacuation was completed. On the third day there were significantly less people.
Q: Were those people evacuated?
A: Most likely, but during the night.
Q: Did you know where they were going?
A: No, nobody knew. Maybe they were going to their home country. We did not understand at all it was because they were Jews. Yes they wore the yellow star. Many hid them so they were not visible. An idea of deportation of a race did not enter our mind.
Q: At the time did you think of urgent problems?
A: A problem of foreigners being sent to their country. As simple as that. We did not think at all about what would happen to them.
Q: People were evacuated rather quickly‐ three days?
A: I think it was so people would not notice at night. One could not leave home between 10pm and 6am. It was the curfew. Therefore at 2‐3am buses would come to pick them up. No witnesses and no news in the papers.
Q: Did you speak about this to your family?
A: No, there was an edict that we were taught: never talk about what you do. You see too many horrible things and it is not necessary to speak about them. We never did and preferred not to.
Q: But this was an exceptional situation and you did not talk about it?
A: Yes, but we had the habit of not speaking. The question of discretion in the profession. We did not speak...