I was there.
After a period in the ghetto, Lea and her siblings were sent to various forced labour camps. In the camp Lea was sent to, there were female SS guards who would mock and beat the prisoners.
In December 1944, when Soviet troops were advancing, the forced labour camps were shut down. Lea and the other prisoners were then forced to march for two weeks to Bergen-Belsen in freezing January conditions.
Lea Gleitman (1924), Poland
We are Sent to Different Camps
Lea talks about the transport to the forced labour camp in Gräben bei Striegau, then eastern Germany.
1) Listen to Lea as she talks about her experience of the camps. Then answer the following question:
Forced Labour in Gräben bei Striegau
Lea talks about work in the camp and the female SS guards.
2) Listen to Lea as she talks about forced labour in Gräben bei Striegau. Then answer the following questions:
The Death March to Bergen-Belsen
Lea talks about the so-called death march to Bergen-Belsen.
3) Listen to Lea as she talks about the death marches. Then answer the following questions: