Operation Barbarossa - Holocaust Survivors Remember
When the war broke out Sarra Gleykh, who was born in 1908, returned to her home in the port of Mariupol in Ukraine. In October 1941 she and her family were taken, along with the other local Jews, to an agricultural station on the outskirts of the town of Agrobaz, where the Jews of Mariupol were then murdered.
Sarra was shot and fell, wounded, into the death pit. A few hours later, when the murderers had left, she managed to crawl out of the pit.
After two moths of wandering, she crossed the front lines and settled in Stalingrad, where she wrote about what she had experienced.