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Life in Sighet, Romania - 1920-1939
Death

"The last transport left the station on a Sunday morning. It was hot, we were thirsty. It was less than three weeks before the Allies' invasion of Normandy. Why did we allow ourselves to be taken? We could have fled, hidden ourselves in the mountains or in the villages. The ghetto was not very well guarded: A mass escape would have had every chance of success."

"But we did not know."
A street in the ghetto of Sighet just after the deportation of the Jewish population in 1944.
A street in the ghetto of Sighet just after the deportation of the Jewish population in 1944.
 
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