Leon Szalet (1892-1958) is one of more than 500 polish jews, who were arrested in mid-september 1939 in Berlin and were deported to the concentration camp of Sachsenhausen. For weeks they are threatend by suffocation in the barracks 37, 38 and 39. The circumstances in the camp and the work in the notorious „Klinker“ commando demanding more and more deaths. Leon Szalet survived, because his daughter could enforce his dismissal. In May 1940 both of them emigrated to the United States. Immediately he begun to write down his memoirs there.