"The three "veteran" prisoners, needles in hand, tatooed numbers on our left arms. I became A-7713. From then on, I had no other name." pg 42
"I have a bad feeling." said my mother. "This afternoon i saw new faces in the ghetto. Two German officers, I believe they were Gestapo. Since we've been here, we have not seen a single officer..."
There was a random woman named Mrs. Shachacter. She was yelling " Look! Look at that fire! This terrible fire! Have mercy on me!" pg 25
"Poor devils, you are heading for the crematorium". pg 32
"A glacial wind was enveloping us. We were naked, holding our shoes and belts. An Order". "Run!'' And we ran. After a few minutes of running, a new barrack. pg 36
"My father suddenly had a colic attack. He got up and asked politely, in German, "Excuse me... Could you tell me where the toilets are located?" The gypsy stared at him for along time, from head to toe. As if he wished to ascertain that the person addressing him was actually a creature of flesh and bone, a human being with a body and a belly. Then, as if walking from a deep sleep, he slapped my father with such force that he fell down and then crawled back to his place on all fours." pg39