Helen Farkas

Helen describes the daily challenges of living in a concentration camp and the effects it had on the people living in conditions.

You know, you become like an animal; although, I can´t say that we would harm each other. We were always, the good will to help each other was always there. But you, somehow you get to be different than you are in real life, you know, because everybody´s fending for themselves. Everybody wants to survive. But I cannot remember one incidence that somebody would have harmed the other, or would have stolen the bread form those who saved it. Yeah, Sometimes it happened that we were sleeping outside, and there are all kinds of people. No matter how small and there are all kinds of people. No matter how small that little piece of bread. Some of us would say, “Oh, I must have a bite of bread in the morning. I´ve got to save these two bites of bread for tomorrow morning, because it I am able to put two bite of bread into my stomach, then I can start the day.” And they would save it and then they would sleep. And then they would fall asleep forever.

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