My grandmother Neiva had a lifelong friend who had escaped from a Nazi concentration camp in what I can only guess was occupied Poland during World War II.
She told me that her friend – Olga – was a beautiful, Jewish Polish teenager when she was sent to the camps and because of that she quickly became one of the soldiers’ “favorites”.
And in the beginning, even given the inhumane circumstances, it all seemed harmless enough.
Being a teenager and not knowing any better, she would flirt with the young German soldiers and in exchange received some form of attention, be offered cigarettes and occasionally extra food.
But that quickly changed and what seemed at first as innocent, innocuous teenager flirting quickly escalated to her getting brutally abused and raped by multiple German soldiers during her imprisonment.Continue Reading →