By a mistake 300 Schindler-women were routed on a train to Auschwitz. Certain death awaited. A Schindler survivor, Anna Duklauer Perl, later recalled:'I knew something had gone terribly wrong .. they cut our hair real short and sent us to the shower. Our only hope was Schindler would find us.'
After weeks Anna and the other Schindler-women were being herded off toward the showers again. They did not know whether this was going to be water or gas. Then they heard a voice:'What are you doing with these people ? These are my people.' Schindler! He had come to rescue them, bribing the Nazis to retrieve the women on his list and bring them back.
The women were released - the only shipment out of Auschwitz during WW2.
women returned to Brunnlitz, weak, hungry, frostbitten, less than human,
Schindler met them in the courtyard. They never forgot the sight of
Schindler standing in the doorway. And they never forgot his raspy voice
when he - surrounded by SS guards - gave them an unforgettable
guarantee:'Now you are finally with me, you are safe now. Don't be
afraid of anything. You don't have to worry anymore.'