There again we were waiting for a few hours before they packed us tightly, like sardines, into freight cars, forty plus men in each.
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During the day it became hot and then hotter and it was downright impossible to breathe. We were sitting naked on the bunks, all soaked with sweat. I couldn’t even bring myself to look at my neighbour and each time he made a move I shuddered with revulsion. His body was sticky, flabby and shaky and lice were crawling across him like ants. Before we left, the soldiers threw a pack of herrings into the car and by noon we started moving. I had never eaten raw herrings before, and it was a thing good that I couldn’t bring myself to eat them this time. I say it was good because for the next three days they didn’t give us even a drop of water…