Chapters I through IV
• As Chapter 1, "8 Horses--Or 96 Men, Women, and Children," began, it was 1944 and Olga (the author) and Miklos Lengyel were living and working in Cluj, the capital of Transylvania.
• They had heard reports of the atrocities being carried out by the Germans; Olga says that she didn't really believe it because it sounded too unreal.
• Olga and Miklos ran a sanatorium named for her husband, who spoke out against the Germans, though he did so very carefully.
• Despite the care, he was eventually questioned and later arrested.
• When Olga searched for him and found that he was about to be deported, she decided to go with him and bring the rest of the family along.
• In Chapter 2, "The Arrival," the family arrived at the train station and armed guards prevented anyone from changing their minds.
• Ninety-six men, women and children were crammed into a rail car...
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