“During our 15 months stay in the concentration camp we were never deported to one of the death camps. Because my father managed to work as a truck driver in the camp we survived.
You know, I never looked it up if there were still transports to the deathcamps during that period of time. I could probably do some research on the Internet but to be honest.. I don’t want to know. My knowledge of that fact will not change the past. Sometimes people ask me how I manage to stay so optimistic. All I can tell you is that staying optimistic has been my way to survive..”

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