We were discovered by the Nazi's and were escorted to the train station for our final destination, Auschwitz.
We were forced onto a train filled with 50 to 60 other Jews compiled into one small train car that smelled like death and sickness.
We were in that train car for what felt like an eternity. We saw towns come and go, people glare at us every time we stopped to pick up more Jews and even a fight broke out between some Poland's and arrested Jews because we were supposedly looking at them funny.
Once we arrived at Auschwitz, my husband and I were separated, and that was the last time that I would ever see him again. I later found out that he found a friend who helped him to escape under a false identity.
One day while I was wandering around the camp, I discovered a tiny black notebook and wrote all about my journey to Auschwitz and what I believed was going to happen next to me based on all the rumors I had heard about the chambers.
A large group of us were taken from our small makeshift cabin and were placed into a large room with a metal door where once it was closed, no one could open it. I looked up to see a small cloud of gas begin to fill the room growing bigger and bigger each second to were I could no longer see, hear, or breathe.
Anja's grandmother's journal was found and was used to describe the last few moments of her life.