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Private Roitman going to capture a German informant.

"'The division commander needed a 'tongue' [slang for enemy informant] urgently: who will volunteer?'… So, I stepped forward, and someone else stepped forward, too…. They put us into a jeep, took us to the HQ, gave us something to eat, explained what they wanted us to do, and let us sleep until nightfall.… [When it became dark], Captain Baranov, the commander of the divisional reconnaissance, woke me up: 'Where has your comrade run away to?' I did not know. 'And you will run away, too!' – and he began to yell. They thought that [my comrade] had defected. But he had not – I learned of this only when I came back – he had had an appendicitis attack, and they found him later. In a word…, I went alone…. Sappers accompanied me to the forefront, showed me the direction, and I crawled on…. At first, I treated it as a piece of theater, but when I realized that I had to crawl there alone, believe me, my legs felt leaden; I could not move, and my stomach was roiling. Do you know such a sickness? But then I thought that, if I were to come back empty-handed, they would say: 'Hey, a Jew, everything is clear, he is chickenhearted' – and I went on. But fortune smiled on me.… In a word, I took an informant.… A German horse cart was traveling along, carrying ammunition… I threw something from a [German] dry ration: some chocolate, nuts…. The driver stopped to pick them up, and I hit him on the head with my rifle butt; he fell down… But how could I drag him?... I put him on my shoulders and began to crawl on all fours…. In the night, I tied him up with telephone wire and let him stand up. He walked with resignation, until we approached our outer cordon.... And Captain Baranov met me: 'Oh, good fellow, I will have you decorated. What do you want?' I said: 'To drink'. They brought me a bowl of water; I drank it all up and fell asleep in a trench" [YVA O.93/24093]