Later they showed us
our "living quarters", the Tutura warehouse. Thank God we were busy,
because there were thousands of us by then. Children, men, women, all
together. For the night we collected hay from far away fields and
that was when I heard you'd severely hurt your leg, although nobody
could tell me anything else. My heart almost stopped from the pain;
again, someone else had learned of this before I did. This made me
realize, like so many times before, just how much you tried to
safeguard me by concealing all the bad things from me. Thinking about
you put me in a terrible mental shape.
Lala was brought in next
day and made me come to my senses somewhat, saying that it would be
much more useful for everybody if I took care of myself for a change.
After a long argument he also promised to go back to Dörögd
to find you. He did manage to get a permit and was off next day. In
the meantime, the ghetto in Egerszeg got word of the terrible place
we'd been confined to and those of us who had relatives or friends
there were allowed to join them.