"You can't understand. I have been saved miraculously. I managed to get back here. Where did I get this strength from? I wanted to come back to Sighet to tell you the story of my death... I don't attach importance to my life any more. I'm alone... I wanted to come back, and to warn you. And see how it is, no one will listen to me"
"Then came the ghetto... The windows facing the outside street had to be blocked up... Little by little life returned to normal. The barbed wire which fenced us in did not cause us any real fear."
"The following morning, we marched to the station... police made us get in- eighty people in each car."
"if that's so, (burning people alive) I don't want to be here. I'm going to run to the electric wire."
"Dozens of inmates were there to receive us, sticks in hand, striking anywhere, anyone, without reason."
"Three 'veteran' prisoners, needles in hand, tattooed number on our left."