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Sam Reselbach

The journey to Auschwitz in crowded cattle cars lasted five days. Of the 2,000 people who started out, there were only 200 of us alive when the train arrived. My parents and my two brothers and four sisters were sent to the gas chambers. I am wearing my jacket from Auschwitz. It was my shield. I put an empty cement bag underneath it so the rain would not seep through.

When we were liberated I disobeyed orders and kept it.

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