I was 9 weeks in Majdanek, 9 weeks, you see, 9 weeks! And I
never washed my face the whole 9 weeks because then in the
barracks there was no water. We had to go out, you know, in
a shed, washing the face, or needing to go to the toilet.
Everything over there was the Ukrainer [Yiddish for "Ukrainian"], the Ukrainer they got a half inch. . .
just a half inch, a quarter of an inch iron pipes and knock
us in the head and every day fall dead . . . I never was
not one time out washing my face . . . 9 weeks. When I wash
my face, I was out of Majdanek and coming to Auschwitz. I
just take off the clothes in 9 weeks what I wear in Majdanek
and throw away and take the first shower. And they cut off
my hair and everything. And I got a clean shirt and I say, I
said to myself there, "God is still with me."
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