Robert E. Reis quotes, Monday, May 14, 2007, a recent webpage from a Buchenwald survivor who gives a different view
Buchenwald: another view
ATTACHED is a copy of a webpage by a holocaust survivor. The excerpts below do shed some interesting light on the treatment of Polish Jewish children in protective custody:
. . . I survived (six years of imprisonment in ghettos, labor camps and concentration camps as a child during World War II). . . When, as a nine-year-old, I spent a month in Buchenwald, it never occurred to me that those of my fellow-inmates who were Gypsies, Soviet prisoners of war, or Danish policemen arrested for helping the Jews escape, were undergoing experiences that were different from mine . Both of my parents survived, and I had no siblings. I have no tattoo (though I sometimes perversely envied those who had them). I was never beaten or starved. After the War I went on with school at the normal grade level. And when I recently visited the Buchenwald memorial site, the foremost thought in my mind -- unrepentant cinephile that I am -- was to find the location of the barrack where I saw my first movie; never mind that my first screen image was of a smiling Hitler on horseback, introducing a newsreel. The search for the site of the barrack where I actually lived took second place. . . . I spent the last months of the War, after Buchenwald, in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp . . .
I suspect that should you use this information that the good doctor will remove the original webpage.