At the beginning of the War, the Germans took the Jewish residents to a synagogue. They poured gasoline on it and burned it to the ground. My parents, brothers and sisters were inside and were burned to death with the others. I previously, with others, had been captured and was taken to an area with a lake, to be shot. I was able to escape and ran to the woods. I was later captured and taken to a work camp for the duration of the war.