Flames and a terrible smell

Holocaust Memorial to Open in Oregon


Associated Press

Posted on Sat, Aug. 28, 2004


PORTLAND, Ore. — For years, Chella Kryszek had nightmares about the dark, crowded cattle cars that shuttled her from concentration camp to concentration camp as a Dutch Jew during the Holocaust.

She remembers stepping out of one such car in 1943 outside the notorious Auschwitz-Berkenau death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. Smoke and flames painted the sky and there was “a terrible smell,” Kryszek said.