In April at Zbaszyn, although the camp had dwindled, there were still many people stuck there. Anna heard Germany was forcing Jewish people to move into designated areas in German cities called Jewish Residential Districts. Although she feared she might regret it, Eddie’s lung congestion, Oma’s frailty, and the deplorable living conditions forced Anna to seek better conditions.
She had nowhere to go in Poland, and even if she had, she didn’t think Oma and Eddie would make it, so they left Zbaszyn in the dark of night. Without authorization, they crossed the border back into Germany on foot. They walked several miles, headed for the closest Jewish Residential District in Dinsdorf, hoping no one would recognize them as escaping no-man’s-land people.
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