In September 1944, Werner was placed into a cattle car in and SNCF Convoy in Boulogne France to be deported to Germany. There were around 80 people packed Werner’s car. The train traveled for about 7 days and the passengers were thrown a couple of loaves of bread per day, yet were provided no water or bathroom facilities.
While the train was traveling through Belgium, the Belgium Underground blew up a bridge near the town of Dixmude causing the train to be delayed. The Belgium Underground liberated the whole train and town people helped hide the passengers until the town was liberated by British troops.
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