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Title: Burying the Dead After the War
 
Joseph Sher
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Duration: 185 seconds
Copyright: ©1999, John Menszer
Transcript: In 1945 or 46 after the war we lived in a small little town, Neunburg vorm Wald. We lived DP, DP, displaced persons, they live in one building, all of them. And we got the UNRRA, they called the UNRRA, and they give us, they feed us and they give us every month packages. We got little shul and we got little sewing. So one day was a Yom Tov, a holiday, I don't remember the holiday, either Pesach or . . .after a meal, a good Shabbos . . . a good Yom Tov meal, two boys from the house went . . . took a walk and they walked . . they walked.. In the Neunburg vorm Wald was a woods, forest, forest, and they walked in the forest and they got little dog with them. They got raised a little dog . . . and all of a sudden the dog got crazy started scraping, scraping scraping, and they didn't know what it is, and they start to help, and they saw an arm from a . . . So they came back around and they find a dead man. And we went to the police, and the police call us, and we have our leaders, you know, and we went over there to start . . . they brought shovels and start grabbing . . . it was dead people. . . about maybe 50. Big, big, big . . . And we find out when I came here, somebody ask me how did you know they were Jews. We find out . . . we find tefillin in the pockets, most, not most, some got tefillin in the pocket. Some got little Jewish book, little book, a little bencherle, a siddurle and that's we found out they were Jews. So we with the Germans' help, with the German, with the Burgermeister, they all felt bad, and they gave us . . . the Burgermeister told us he can give you a way to bury them, he gave us on the cemetery a corner, you can see here crosses, so we was satisfied. We took piece by piece, and some arms fell off, and some limbs fell off, and we took big, big, what you cover up with, blankets and we put piece by piece, and we all worked, worked a couple days and brought them to the cemetery, and we make, we give them the rite. And we said Kaddish after them, we give them a El Malei Rachamim. And even a Rabbi, a Rabbi came, came to give them the rites. And this was 1945 or 46, I wouldn't remember the months. And we all felt that we done some good deed to get the Jews a good burial. _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________


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