If I was free

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This is the diary of Mina Swan, a Jew during World War 2, while she fights the horror of Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. These are her diary entries during the last days of her life.

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2. The land on the other side of the rainbow

         Once again I awoke from nightmares but this time to my horror the hut was full of furious devils in uniforms. They were ordering everyone outside into the darkness. I decided to bring this diary with me so I won't feel so scared. As we trudge through the night I begin to feel utterly petrified. I can hear a roll of thunder closely followed by the flash of lightning that illuminated some kind of chamber before us. We were ordered to clamber inside and a metallic clang echoed through the chamber sending a shiver through my body. People were beginning to panic the tension rose like a cloud of ash.

    We were ushered through another set of doors into a much smaller room where we were squashed together like sardines.

    Then the lights went out and there was utter chaos. At this stage I don't even know ho I'm still writing this but somehow I am. screams arose from the panicked crowd as a hatch on the roof opened and something was dropped in on top of us.

    Black spots are clouding my vision but I can see it now. I can see the land on the other side of the rainbow. 

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