"From this moment on, you are under the authority of the German Army. Anyone who still owns gold, silver, or watches must hand them over now."
"Jews, listen to me, I see a fire! I see flames, huge flames!"
In the early morning everyone was waiting in the street to leave. As they made their way to the synagogue, they noticed how empty the streets were.
Everyone was forced to climb into the cattle cars. They were given loaves of bread and buckets of water. After two days, the train cars stopped and the German Army went to each cattle car demanding gold, silver or watches.
"Jews, look! Look at the fire! Look at the flames!"
Mrs Schachter was a woman with her young son in one of the cattle cars. She was heard screaming in the night that she saw a fire. Not one person believed her, they thought she had gone mad.
"Men to the left! Women to the right!"
The next morning the train had stopped and the sign outside the window said "Auschwitz". This was their final destination. They needed to leave the cattle cars and head to the labor camp.
The train cars began to move and everyone was looking out the windows, looking at the camp. Mrs. Schachter started screaming about the fire and flames again. As the cattle cars came to stop everyone noticed the fire and the flames. As they stepped outside, they noticed the smell of burning flesh.
Having left all their belongings in the wagons, they ordered to be separated. Men in one line and women in another. Instantly, families were torn apart.