I need to explain our journey in that cattle car, because it is from my perspective unique. I have not heard a lot of Santa on vacation Christmas In August shirt describe their own journey. We did not know where we were being taken. We were concerned and worried that we were not being taken to a labor camp in Hungary as the Hungarians told us when they put us in the cattle car at the ghetto. The train moved very fast. It seemed to me as a child that we were somehow “top priority.” It would stop only for one reason, which seemed to me like refueling. I don’t know what they were refueling on. Maybe it was steam, I don’t know. Whenever they stopped, there was some kind of mechanical thing going on. There was no reason for them to stop for us, it was something they needed to keep the train going. That was my understanding – I could be wrong. Anytime the train would stop, we would ask a question of the guard by our cattle car. Every single cattle car wagon had a booth by it, and in the booth was a guard with a machine gun. So we would ask the guard by our cattle car for water. We were very, very thirsty. The guard would always say, “Five gold watches.” The grown-ups gathered the gold watches and passed them through the barbed wire windows. The guard would take a bucket of water and throw it from the ground through the window. I put my cup over my head hoping to catch some water. The truth is I never got more than a few drops. I don’t believe anyone else did either. As that was happening, I wondered to myself, Why are we asking for water and giving them gold watches, when the end result is we are not getting any water? I never would have dared ask my parents why are we doing that. Now I understand that people who are scared to death do not verbalize their thoughts. They usually turn inward. Today I understand why we were doing it. It was our only way of getting some information of where we were being taken.