“Majdanek was the first death camp in Eastern Europe. When we got there, you could smell flesh burning. There were two ovens. They took us into a big hall and took away everything we had. All the bundles. Whatever anyone was able to take with them. They took off the jewelry; I had a rind from my parents. They took that off but my fingers were swollen so they took pliers and cut the ring off. I think I was fortunate they didn’t cut off my finger which happened to others. Then they separated men and women. And women with children were put in a different barrack. There were men and children we never saw again. After the separation, they took us to the bath house for showers. At the time, we didn’t know that they had gas chambers there. But I found out later there was gas chambers in Majdanek. They took us to the bath house to take showers. A group of German soldiers stood around and when we hesitated to undress in their presence, with a smirk again, they said you are no woman for us, you may undress. When we finally undressed, we had to go through several rooms. The first room was a disinfectant room where we had to disinfect in private places—underarms which was burning like hell. Then we went to the showers. Then to the third room where we got our clothing which consisted, I got a dress and I had it for the duration, which was nearly three months there.”