Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Samuel Biegun - February 13, 1983

Finding Survivors

Does your, does your wife want to go back to Israel?

She doesn't have anybody in Israel, except a few cousins. Maybe someday.

Was there any time after the war that you tried to locate members of your family?

Yes. No survivors.

How did you, how did you try to find them?

In the paper after the war, and uh, looked all over for them. No survivors. And nobody was looking for us. I still have cousins in Russia which uh, I can't get in touch, you know, they're afraid to write, you know.

You're afraid to write your cousins in Russia?

No, they're afraid, probably. I have two cousins. I never met 'em. Uh, it's my mother's brother. She was arrested in--ran away from Poland and got arrested in the 30s, you know, Stalin put him in jail and he was--until after the war he got free. And his wife were writing a letter and they put her in camp too. And the children they took in an orphanage home way out in so, and my age. I never knew what happened to them.

Anything you'd like to add before we end?

That's it, no.

That's it? Okay.

[interruption in interview]

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