Page 5 - Sunday, January 27, 1985
Auschwitz victim tells of
horror 40 years later
OBWIECIM, Poland-A World War II
concentration camp survivor said
yesterday that she remembered mainly
the dogs, the bright lights and the
"Nights of terror" she suffered as a vic-
tim of the genetic experiments of the in-
famous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele.
Ludmila Maksymowicz, who was
only 3 years old when interned at the
Auschwitz concentration camp, told
reporters at the site, "I was terrified of
the name Mengele, it will be imprinted
on my mind forever."
MAKEYMOWICZ WAS among more.
than 100 Polish, Israeli and American
survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau
concentration camp who revisited the
site this weekend to mark the 40th an-
niversary of their liberation by the
Soviet Red Army on Jan. 27, 1945.
Flowers were laid at the site yester-
day where the Nazis exterminated
more than 4 million people, including
2.5 million Jews.
"I remember arriving at Auschwitz
with my mother and grandparents in
1943. I was separated from my mother
and my grandparents were im-
mediately sent to the gas chambers,"
Wholehrooms are crammed with
human hair shorn from the victims
before they were sent to the gas cham-
bers. Other rooms contain millions of
pairs of shoes, spectacles and artificial
limbs stripped from the camp inmates
before their extermination.
"I can only remember nights of
terror, the shouts of SS-men, dogs,
lights and the cries of mothers and
children separated from each other,"
she said as she displayed the blue tat-
tooed concentation camp number on
MAKSYMOWICZ SAID she was
chosen as a subject for the insidious
"experiments" of death camp doctor
Josef Mengele, known as the "Angel of
Death." Mengele is rumored to be alive
although his whereabouts are not
"I was forced to give blood so often
that I was always weak," she said.
"Mengele's staff also injected various
substances into me so that today I have
to take regular injections to stay alive."
She said she managed to survive only
with the help of other prisoners who
looked after her.
"WHEN THE Soviet army arrived I
did not even knowwhat my name was
-they gave me margarine and
bread-it was the most beautiful taste I
can remember," she said.
Yesterday's visit was her first to the
camp since it was liberated. With tears
rolling down her face, she said her ex-
periences as a prisoner had forced her
to seek psychiatric help afterwards.
"I promised I would never come
back-but I now realize that one has
to," she said.
Aushwitz has been preserved as a
Members of Balletap U.S.A. dance troupe jive in sync to one of their delightful routines, "Pretty and the Wolf."
Balletap dancers high-step in A2
... survived medical experiments
horrible reminder and warning to
mankind of the atrocities committed by
the Nazis in their attempt to create an
all-white "master race."
Over the entrance of the camp still
stands the slogan camp still stands the
slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei"-Work
Makes You Free. But over the entrance
of the town of Osmiecim where the
camp stands there was another banner
Saturday, saying: "No more Ausch-
witz, no more war."
By Tracy Uselmann
Look out! Ann Arbor is about to
experience a performance con-
sisting of every type of dance
imaginable fused into one company
called Balletap USA.
The company consists of sixteen
members and features respectively,
performers and choreographers
Maurice Hines, the star of the movie
"The Cotton Club" and Mercedes
Ellington, the Duke's own gran-
ddaughter. Also included is guest
artist Carmen de Lavallade.
BETWEEN HINES' optimistic
view and Ellington's diverse ex-
perience (along with other gifted ar-
tists), they experiment and take
chances with many new ideas, in-
cluding spoofs on MTV.
Although specializing in ballet and
tap, the company has a diverse style
covering many areas in dance and
using music which ranges from rock
to classical to jazz.
The feature number, titled "Pret-
ty and the Wolf," is choreographed
by Hines and Ellington and perfor-
med to music by the Duke himself.
The storyline is based on Little Red
Riding Hood, but takes place in
Harlem. If Hines performs as well
in this number as he did in his recent
star role in the Broadway musical
"Sophisticated Ladies," he will
surely have the crowd on their feet.
THE COMPANY is still young
with it's world premier in April of
1984. The dancers add diversity to
the company, as they have been
gathered from backrounds ranging
from Broadway to television.
This dance-stravaganza will begin
tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at
the Power Center for Performing
Arts. Tickets, while in short supply,
are available at the University
Music Society offices, located in the
Burton Tower, and range in price
from $11 to $15.
The diversity of this group should
draw all types of audiences. It may
be worth putting the books down for
a Sunday afternoon of entertain-
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they do, said Len DeLuca, director of
program planning for CBS Sports.
THE CREW of approximately 20
arrived in Ann Arbor early Friday af-
ternoon, and immediately began
r preparing the arena for today's broad-
It doesn't take the experienced crew
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"Half-a-day at the most, this is not a big
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They are what Associate Producer Bob
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Though most viewers probably don't
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"I want to put Ann Arbor on the
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video tape for the show. To achieve this
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