The British came to Auschwitz to liberate the prisoners.
And when they came, they came in with a doctor.
And the doctor would go through the prisoners.
Most of them were of course dead; those who were alive, he would say take that person,
leave that person here. Because they had limited resources, limited places. Those prisoners who they thought would not survive, they left them there.
And it came to my grandmother, who weighed the time 26 kilos which is 54 pounds.
My grandmother was a large woman- 54 pounds.
And said, leave. And then he saw her sister who was right next to her, who weighed 36 kilos- 79 pounds.
And he said, he made this motion to put her on the truck.
And of course, she was too weak to get out. So the British soldiers
picked up my grandmother's sister whose name is Shanti. They picked Shanti up and Shanti held on to her sister.
And she wouldn't let go. And they tried to open her grip.
And even though she was weak and sick, they couldn't open her grip. So the doctor said, fine, take them both. So they took them both.
And they put them on the truck. And they were, of course, certain that my grandmother would die.
A month passed and she survived though she didn't put on a single gram.
Any day they thought she would die, but she refused to die.