A big grab party

Work camp Gleiwitz, Camp for forced labor
17-18 januari 1945

In the middle of the night we were awakened. There was a rumor that we would go on a march.

The Red Army reached the eastern edge of the Third Reich in order to break through in the direction of Berlin while the British were approaching from the west. The German camp guards fled, but Hitler called on them to defy the enemy. In mid-February of 1945, half of the population of Breslau was held hostage; they were not allowed to leave the city – this resulted in a massacre.