Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Erna Blitzer Gorman - July 12, 1989

Father's Hometown

You stayed in your father's home town for about how long?

Maybe it was a year, I don't know, what happened, but everyone disappeared, I remember we came into this house and the Poles had taken over the household. Maybe we went out for a walk, maybe I don't know, I try to remember what was happening and all I know was that Poles had taken over the house. We were barred from the house one day and everybody else disappeared and never saw again that whole family and I know that we were going towards Ukraine. How we got there, I remember a train ride, I don't know if it was in that particular time or not, but I do remember a train ride.

This is just your parents and your sister?

Yes. The rest, everybody disappeared, I assume they were taken and were shipped to Auschwitz which was close by, or maybe they were shot right there, they were just not there. I was young.

You don't remember a ghetto experience?

Later, yes, but not there in Poland.

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