Testimony Of Asher Barasi - עדותו של אשר בארשי
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This is the place!
…After marching 3 km, we entered a camp where we saw many civilians with yellow patches. We understood that they were Jews; they were looking at us and crying… They saw that we were Jews and also wore the yellow patch…This was the Theresienstadt camp…
We were there a short time, about three weeks, until the liberation.
It was morning when we were liberated. There was a typhus epidemic in the camp and we were not allowed to go out. But after being locked up for so long in camps, everyone jumped on the fence, broke it down, and went out. This was joy such as I had never seen before!
I started to walk and walk. I crossed the bridge and reached the city of
…I started to work in my profession and to make a living, but with no enthusiasm. I couldn’t stand to be there even for a minute…I decided to join a hachsharah [Zionist training farm] in order to get to Eretz
From the testimony of Asher Barasi, born in
The Anguish of Liberation, Testimonies from 1945, eds. Yehudit Kleiman and Nina Springer-Aharoni