My lip to freedom. Fragments - Odette Spingarn
Arrested with her parents March 31, 1944 in a village of the southwest department of Corrèze, Odette Spingam was taken to the barracks of Périgueux, then the transit camp of Drancy, before being deported to the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where her mother perished.
Sent to the Kanada, a sub-camp where prisoners sorted the clothing of murdered deportees, she was transferred in early October 1944 to the factory camp of Zschopau in Germany.
As the Allies approached in April 1945, she and her fellow slave laborers, all of them women, were packed into bowcars bound for a death camp. Odette took her own destiny in hand and escaped by jumping from the train. At the end of a long odyssey, she was finally saved by a German woman.
Translation from the French: Glenn Naumovitz
First edition in French: 2011
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