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Arrest

“The lorry drove into the yard and the Chekists [NKVD] jumped out. I was already dressed, because it was a festival day. I was wearing a pretty embroidered blouse and a chequered skirt. The Chekists arrested me. They tied my hands behind my back and threw me into the lorry like a sheep. I went for ten days with no parcels from my family, nothing. They then took me to Ternopil in a lorry. It was summer. In the lorry there were already four male prisoners, the Chekists sat opposite them and I was put in the middle. For those ten days in the town I didn’t have enough to eat. There were also other female prisoners with me.”