It was G-d’s will. There is no other explanation. I was with my sister the whole time, she watched over me. She was like a mother to me even though there was only a one and half year age difference between us. I later learned that my two older brothers Moishe and Chuni were together. The Germans were looking for people to do steelwork; my brothers volunteered hoping that it would help keep them alive. Steel fell on Moishe’s foot and they amputated it, he later died anyway.
My sister and I went home to Sighet, where we met our brother. Sister helped me, she made sure I got my equal share of rations, she pinched me make sure I had color in my cheeks during the selections. At one period of time, for two or three weeks, there were five or six of us girls that were given extra potatoes and even some meat, by the Lagersfuhrer. That much food was a very big deal. That Lagersfuhrer, he was a mensch, but nothing lasts forever, they transferred him elsewhere.