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May 4, 1945

We begin walking toward Bologna, a cart passes by so we place the few belongings we have on it and walk beside it. We reach Bologna at around 8:00. We go to the barracks for soldiers where there is a huge line of people at the door. There are hundreds of entire families, thousands who want to go south, every morning from these barracks trucks leave transporting people south. We get in line, but once they’ve filled all the spots, they close the doors. All remaining people are sent to the barracks nearby. Here, there are huge rooms without beds, just some hay on the ground where entire families sleep all together. We each find our own spot in the room and we spend the night here.

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