Holocaust Survivors Speak

Mrs. Molly Joseph (Part II)

Please tell us how you were separated from your parents. It was too dangerous to travel as a group, and so my parents set out ahead of us. My mother…

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Mrs. Molly Joseph (Part I)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman Please tell me where you were born. I was born in Lozi, Czechoslovakia, which was situated right near the city of Veretzky. It…

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Mrs. Henchie Stark (Part III)

You mentioned you clearly saw the Yad Hashem in everything. Would you share some examples? One night, about fifteen of us hid in the haystacks. In the morning, the soldiers…

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Mrs. Henchie Stark (Part II)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman Please describe the situation in Auschwitz. When we arrived in Auschwitz, we were met by the sight of people with shaven heads, tall…

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Mrs. Henchie Stark (Part I)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman   Where you were born? I was born in Satmar, Hungary. It was a chassidic town where the Satmar Rebbe lived. I was…

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Mrs. Perel (“Pola”) Schulkind (Part VI)

How did your shidduch happen? The Nazis had taken everything… our precious loved ones, our homes, our money, our food, our health, even our clothing, jewelry, pots and pans. They…

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Mrs. Perel (“Pola”) Schulkind (Part V)

As told to Zeesy Silberberg Where did you go after leaving Auschwitz? With the Russian army fast approaching, the Nazis evacuated the death camp. We were forced to march towards Germany…

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Mrs. Perel (“Pola”) Schulkind (Part II)

As told to Zeesy Silberberg Tell us about your father. Outside, across the yard, was a large building. My sister Faigel and I were stationed there to watch for Nazis…

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Mrs. Perel (“Pola”) Schulkind (Part I)

  As told to Zeesy Silberberg What do you remember of your childhood? I was born in 1923 on 11 Kislev (November 19) in Cracow, Poland. My parents were Eliyahu…

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Mrs. Dina Fishman (Part IV)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman Please describe the death march and the period right before liberation. Finally, we arrived at a barn. There were cows sleeping in the…

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Mrs. Dina Fishman (Part III)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman Please describe some of the horrors of Auschwitz. When we first arrived in Auschwitz they shaved our hair. We were each given a…

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Mrs. Dina Fishman (Part II)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman   Can you describe ghetto life? After Pesach we were taken to the ghettos. We were in the ghetto for five weeks, until…

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Mrs. Dina Fishman (Part I)

Please tell me where you were born. I was born in Romania, in a small town named Lot with 37 Jewish families. It was a chassidishe town, where all the…

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Rabbi Hersh Meir Lichtig (Part V)

When did you begin to experience liberation? We went into the kitchens. There was so much food there, and we had been starving from hunger. We grabbed! We grabbed flour…

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Rabbi Hersh Meir Lichtig – Part IV

For how long did you walk in the death march? We walked until the beginning of March. These were the hardest months. We walked in the heavy snow without any…

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Rabbi Hersh Meir Lichtig – Part III

What were Shabbos and Yom Tov like? (continued) The basements of these factories were unfinished. It seems that the Germans had a superstition — they didn’t want to go into…

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Rabbi Hersh Meir Lichtig (Part II)

When you were still home in Sosnowiec, did you know what was happening in other parts of Poland and Europe? We didn’t know anything. We weren’t even allowed to have…

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Rabbi Hersh Meir Lichtig (Part I)

Where were you born? I came from the town of Sosnowiec — Sosnovitz — in Poland. There were all types of Jewish people living there — Chassidim, Misnagdim, the in-betweens…

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Reuven Luwkowicz (Part V)

Did you return to your hometown? In September, around the time of the Yamim Tovim, I was given a week off from work. I went back to Poland to see…

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