Ruth Moser Borsos
Nació: 1923, en Frankfurt, Alemania
Describe las tareas de los trabajos forzados en Westerbork [Entrevista: 1990]
In the camp we were put to work, real silly work. We had to carry sand from one place to the other. It didn't make sense, but we had to do it, and as time went by they organized us into a variety of tasks, what we had to do. Well, I was really delegated to a place where we were sewing clothing, again sewing clothing, for...I'm not quite sure for whom it was. That was the whole day. Sometimes we would...I worked at a Dutch, but this was a Nazi, a Dutch Nazi farmer's farm. He had us clean out the pig sties. He had us work around his farm, clean up certain things. He had us work in the potato fields, or whatever so that he didn't have so much...we were slaves to him. He profited from from the camp being so nearby and from being a Nazi and collaborating with the Germans. And as a reward he would sit us with the chickens in the yard and give us a watery soup. That was the meal for the day.
Ruth se mudó a Holanda después de Kristallnacht (la "Noche de los cristales rotos") en 1938. Ella y su padre tenían permisos para cruzar en barco a los Estados Unidos, pero Alemania invadió Holanda en mayo de 1940 y no pudieron irse. Ruth fue deportada al campo de Westerbork en 1943 y al campo de Bergen-Belsen en Alemania en 1944. Después que un arreglo de cambio con los Aliados fracasó, Ruth fue internada cerca de la frontera suiza hasta su liberación por las fuerzas francesas en 1945.
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