From the testimony of Olga Sramkova

The local commander of our village was an SS man named Mayer. He would come to our house and play with Ferko. Once Mayer came and took Ferko. We thought we would never see him again. Two hours later he came back holding a big candy box. Mayer told us that he had guessed Ferko was Jewish and that he wasn't my son. He added: 'At home I have a girl, Ferko's age, called Gisella. Who knows if I will ever see her again'. Thus Ferko served as a substitute to this SS officer's child....

Before Mrs. Berger left for the mountains she gave my mother a box and said: 'If I don't return, you can keep the content of the box. If I survive, I would like you to return the box to me.’ After liberation my mother returned the box. We don't know what it held, because we never opened it. We also had Mr. Bloch staying with us. During quiet times he was with us in the room, but when there was danger, he would hide in a hole under our room, where we kept potatoes.