“When we got to Majdanek, they marched from the railroad station, from the terminal, into the camp. And when we came to the camp, we saw already people that were over there from before. And when we saw these people, what they look like, we started to get scared. They looked like zombies. They could hardly work. They all had elephant legs. (Interviewer: Very swollen?) Very swollen. Bodies were very thin but the legs were like elephants. (Interviewer: What were they wearing?) Concentration camp garb. We look at them bewildered, and every so often one would say, ‘I’ll give you two weeks and you’ll look exactly the same as you do today.’ Being that we are the chosen ones, we had to undress, leave everything on the spot where we undressed and to ease our anxiety, they would say ‘leave everything on nice and neat so you can find everything when you come out.’ They gave us a bath. Of course we never came back, we never got back to our clothes. Between they asked if anybody has any valuables, any money, should hand it in for safe keeping. Laughs. What I’m telling you, and sure enough, we never got it back. As coming out, we got concentration camp guard, we got a number and that was it. We never came back to the….and a dog tag, a little piece of string with a dog tag. My number was 13239, my brother’s was 13236. (Interviewer: Did they shave you?) Yes, everything. Shaved, all body hair taken off. But it was an organized camp, I must say as bad as it was, as unsafe as you were with your life, your existence, if you are going to live tomorrow or die next minute, at least everything was organized. You had a little space in a shelf that they called our beds. And there was a place where we could wash. And whatever food was assigned to us, we got it on time. As bad as it was, you see for some people who didn’t have the experience I had before, that was tragedy. To me, that was heaven already. Can you imagine that was heaven already?”