Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Quote: Polish Farmer

Am watching disk #1 of the epic 6 disk Holocaust documentary "Shoah". A Polish farmer worker is asked (they are speaking of the killing of Jews at Treblinka concentration camp) of his memories of how local people in the area around Treblinka camp acted at that time.

Question through translator: "While all this was happening before their eyes, normal life went on? They worked in the fields?"
Answer through translator: "Certainly they worked, but not as willingly as usual. They had to work, but when they saw all this, they thought, "What if our house is surrounded and we're arrested?"
Question through translator: "Were they afraid for the Jews, too?"
Answer through translator: The translator says, "Well, he says it's this way: If I cut my finger, it doesn't hurt him.