Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Mala Weintraub Dorfman - September 15, 2005


Could you tell me your name please and where you're from?

I am... My name is Mala Dorfman, Weintraub Dorfman, and I'm from Łódź.

And during the war, can you just tell me the name of the places that you were at?

In the war I was in Kozienice Ghetto and Skarzysko and Gorzyczki in a camp and then I went to uh, my God, Skarzysko...


...and then to Częstochowa. I was liberated in Częstochowa.

So they... You were, you were in labor camps.

Labor camps, yes, I was.

Tell me a little about your life before the war in Łódź.

We were a family of... We were six children and my parents. We had an Orthodox home. We were not wealthy but we were comfortable. And, uh...

What did your father do?

He was in scrap business. Scrap, iron, glass, stuff like that. And...

Tell me your parents' name.

My mother's name was Esther, my father's name was Joel.

And her maiden name?

Riapel, and my, my mother's name is Riapel, maiden name.

And, and your brothers and sisters?

Uh, my brother, one was Menasha, one was Bailish, and my sister was Mendel, the one that perished. And Franka and Rosa and I that was survived.

And Franka was the eldest?

Franka was the oldest, Rosa is the uh, second...

You were three.

...and I'm the third.

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