Published 8 June 2006
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The prison

So we recovered everyone, and qt the prison evidently, the overcrowding was very bad,very bad, and there wasa revolt at the prison.So this revolt, at the womens, it bwent fairly well, but at the mens it was worse bexause the germans had, for the women, had drawn in the, in the windows of some cells, and we had sheltered under the covers and under the mattresses not to have some fragments of... or the richoches of bullets, while at the mens, the...the punish,ent was harsher since the germans returned to the prison, they had started to pull the windows of doors you had these small openings in the doors of the prison, they had drawn it and there were some casulties, and all these, the fact that we gathered all these people, was to prepare some deportation convoys. So the men left first, we took them to Compiegne and Compiegne they had headed to Buchewald, well from Duchan, quite a lot of bad camps in Germany,, they were distributed the women,we were taken to Romanville, next to Paris, once there, we had the surprise of returning all the comrades who were staying in Rennes and who had joined and there had been some...some ladies who had been there for quite some time had been put there to make a convoy of deportation. In fact, we had left from a French prison, we finished our sentence and had normally the prison should have had us sign the release form but didnt. The thig we had to do was to spend a night in the prison, and the Germans came to look for us the next day with some buses and...two buses I think, no a single bus and we had it under the direct German authority we were put in the cellars, it is to say some underground shelters where there was a range of ordinary ammunitions, but there was some bunk beds, and we were shut up inside. A train of six hunderd people and we were shut up so thes tation next to Paris which is a goods station and we went up in the goods train and we arrived in Ravenbruik after five days of travelling, without, almost without water, this is a lot more difficult to suppport than without food. To eat we had support because we had been given a parcel by the Red Cross, but we didnt have a drink, so the thirst was something terrible. One would die of thirst in three days, and it, with little, we succeeded to hol for five days and to arrive in Ravenbruik at night.