“Keep her quiet! Make that madwoman shut up. She’s not the only one here…”
This sentence brought sadness to my mind. I could not believe that there were several people beating a helpless woman in front of her child just to make her be quiet. It was very sad to think about what her son had to have been thinking as he watched as his mother was beaten because she would not stop saying that there was a fire. I think that she could see the writing on the wall of where they were going and what was going to happen. But the other Jews in the cattle car did not see it that way. They saw her as being crazy.