Xu Degui (b. 1939) is a resident of Luwan Village, Jiangsu Province. In this interview, Xu talks about his experience during the Great Famine. In 1958 Xu went to work in the city. When he came back to the village, many villagers had developed edema disease because of starvation. To cure the patients, the government distributed tofu water made of soybeans. In 1963, although according to the state policy, Xu had to return to his village, he decided to move to Xiaoxian, Anhui Province and worked on the railroad construction. According to Xu, the famine was even worse there and there were even cases of people eating human flesh. An acquaintance of his hid a jar of food in a well and therefore survived the famine.