"I know in northern Luxembourg, just before going into Germany, we had gotten some Christmas packages after the bulls were stopped and turned around. And we got a chess set, and I learned how to play chess."
Witnessing the inmates in Buchenwald playing chess left an indelible impression on Scott. He later reflected, "And when we got into Buchenwald, just a few weeks later, we saw some of those prisoners who were just seemingly, we thought in a trance, playing chess. And I later realized that they weren't in a trance, this was the only thing that blotted out everything around them."