Holocaust survivors Herta Goldman and Lea Frank Holitz describe the death marches. The video is an excerpt from the film "Death Marches" in the Holocaust His...
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This is a testimonial from two women who survived the Death Marches. They talk about the exhaustion and confusion and how they were so hungry they were forced to dig through garbage and eat rotten potatoes. The one woman was with her sister who survived all the way to the Death Camps being liberated only to die once she was put into a hospital. The other woman said she once asked where they were going to which the soldier responded "we have no destination, purpose is for all of you to drop dead on the way". They also said that if someone were to step out of line they would shoot them but if they were to fall out of weakness they would hit them with the butt of their gun and push them in the snow to freeze. Overall this is heartbreaking to here. In the book we see the Death Marches go through Molching and Liesel goes into detail about how confused they look and exhausted and how they almost don't seem human anymore. We also see how starved they are when Rudy and Liesel throw them food and they desperately go after it. This is what Max had to go through and overall this is a very dark and depressing part of the world's history.