The Gottdiener family is taken to the ghetto in Debrecen. Sara begins a life in fear and humiliation. The Jews must surrender all their valuables to the Gestapo and are forced to wear the Jewish star. Then a nightmare for the little girl, Sara had to undergo a “gynecological" investigation. The Nazis were looking for valuables that their parents had allegedly hidden inside the girls.
Sara „It was hellish pain, and as a little girl I did not understand what was happening to me. I did not know what they were doing.“
All Jews are taken from the ghetto in Debrecen to a brick factory outside the city. 40,000 people are provided with four water taps and four toilets. Thee Jewish prisoners were served pork for lunch. From here, the transports to Auschwitz are organized.