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II. Auschwitz-Birkenau
As twins we were treated a little more humanely, because Mengele needed us for his medical experiments. One day when I was doing some work with three men, we ran into two drunken German soldiers, who hauled us into a vacant room. The soldiers started beating the men with canes and made them jump out of a window. There must have been an angel watching over me, because when my turn came, I just blurted out the words, "Dr. Mengele" and "twin." The soldiers just froze and let me go. Being one of Dr. Mengele's experimental subjects saved me.
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I. Childhood in Berehovo
II. Auschwitz-Birkenau
III. At Liberation
IV. Displaced Person
V. Voyage
VI. Becoming Canadian