When we arrived, I was forced to sign a document that I was exiled to Siberia ‘for good’. Escape risked the result of 20 years of hard labor! Every day we were obligated to check in commendant’s office. And armed guards escorted us to the market to buy essential things for living.
At first, my family fell under the brutal hand of the Gestapo. After the war, the communists continued to torture us.
They said I could stay at home because of my disability but I cried out: “No! I will go with my family”.