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Sara Gelfand Memoir
To Kletsk (1)
We made the crossing on a cold night, with a full moon and arrived in a cart in the town of Kopyl [Kapule]. We met 17 people there -- men, women and children -- and two people who were to guide us. They had been waiting for us. We got off the cart and entered a forest.The ground of the forest was marshy and our feet sank in it.
The marsh was the border and it was very difficult to get through; when we extricated one foot from the marsh, the other sank in and we suffered the bitter autumn cold. We were not allowed to talk, for we heard the voices of the Russian and Polish soldiers who guarded the border. Another cart awaited us on the other side of the border, and wet, dirty and freezing we got on the cart. We were taken to a synagogue were we received food and drink. We had arrived in Poland.
After changing our clothing we again got onto the cart and were taken to Kletsk.