Re: [czernowitz2006] MACH DICH KLEIN.doc
> THERE WAS NO TIME TO LOOSE AS MAYOR POPOVICI , WHO HELPEDIn my case it was "mach dich stumm"- make yourself mute.
> THE JEWS , WAS OUSTED AND REPLACED BY GENERAL CALOTESCU,
> AND ALL POPOVICI PERMITS WERE YO BE ANNULLED IN A DAY OR SO.
> SO WE PUT ALL OUR PROPERTY ON A CARRIAGE AND IN THE LAST BOX,
> HALF FULL WITH POTS AND PANS THERE WAS SOME SPACE LEFT.
> " IN YOU GO " SAID MOTHER .
> THE BOX WAS SMALL AND I WAS BIG AND TIME WAS PRESSING.
> MY MOTHER SAID : " MACH DICH KLEIN " .
During the summer of 1942, we were living with friends of my parents
in their apartment. I do not know whether we still had not received
our Calutescu papers, or what else was wrong, but when it became known
that there would be a "Ratzia" - a round up of people for deportation
to Transnistria, we hid in the attic of the apartment building.
I think we were there for a number of days. To amuse myself, I sang
to my Teddy-Bear. Then we were warned that the soldiers were actually
in the building, my mother said: Mach dich ganz still und stumm.
This was a phrase from one of the children songs I had just been singing,
so I did what I was told.