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“A terrible episode happened with Mrs. Grynberg. The Ukrainians and the Germans who had broken into her house found her giving birth. … When the birth pangs started she was dragged onto a dumpster in the yard of the town hall with a crowd … who cracked jokes and jeered and watched the pain of childbirth. … The child was immediately torn from her arms along with its umbilical cord and thrown — It was trampled by the crowd and she was stood on her feet as blood poured out of her with her bleeding bits hanging.”

From an eye-witness deposition about the round-up of Jews in Bolechow, Ukraine, published in the memoir ‘The Lost: A Search For Six Of Six Million’ by Daniel Mendelsohn. Reviewed in the NY Times Review of Books Sunday September 24
The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million

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