About Baruch Zifferman
Baruch Zifferman was one of the thousands of Jews that had shut themselves behind locked doors, in the hope of safety from the Germans. He told his story to Feigele Peltel when he met her a few days later.
Baruch was hiding with his wife and young son in Birnbaum's house, whose massive iron door was very hard to open. They then started pounding on the door, which finally gave way and several scowling Ukranians forced their way in, ordering everyone to put up their hands. After being searched and robbed of their valuables, the victims were commanded to line up against the wall.
Even with the carbines aimed at him, Zifferman did not dream that the invaders would actually fire. But the shots broke into his thoughts as he toppled to the floor. When he came to, the Ukranians had left. His wife and son were dead.
The Holocaust – Martin Gilbert, page 398