Shiku Smilovic's autobiographical memoir,
"Russian P.O.W.s come running into our children's Barrack
Block 8 and ordered all the kids to get on the floor
adjacent to the exterior wall. Our bunks were quickly
removed from the room and they opened a trap door in the
middle of the room.
of P.O.W.s lowered themselves with ropes below the floor
and were bringing up machine guns, anti-tank guns, and
grenades by the buckets. We could hear them yell in
Russian, 'Careful, these grenades are no joke. They are
all alive, be careful!' Our hearts were pumping like
crazy; what did that all mean?
about 15 minutes, the shooting started and it sounded like
we were being attacked; the smaller children were crying
now, and we, the older ones, were scared to death.