We spent two days and two
nights on the train, passing through beautiful countryside. The box
car's door was left open, there was water for us, so this was a
definite improvement over how we'd been treated until now.
Finally we arrived at a
pleasant small village, by the name of Allendorf, which was our
destination. There were a thousand of us and we only had to walk a
few kilometers through a gorgeous pine forest to make it to a small
camp, which was surrounded by flowers. We were put up comfortably,
fourteen of us in Room 13 of Block 6. All of us there had been
deported from Tapolca. Each of us had a bunk bed, chair and small
table. It was like a dream after the concentration camp in Birkenau.
We were given food and plenty of it, along with the opportunity to
rest and sleep for the next three weeks. One would think we'd had it
made. Even the SS troops treated us well, but not because they really
felt like it. Letting us regain our strength provided them with slave
laborers who were ready for the job.