Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Mala Weintraub Dorfman - September 15, 2005


So, what did you do next?

In Łódź? I went in with my friends and we got into an apartment. It was empty and we knew the... we figured the Germans will live there because otherwise it wouldn't be empty. So it was cold, it was in January. So, we opened up the, the, the-what do you call that, uh-a cabinet and it was stacked money from top to bottom. So we were cold, so we were burning this money. The next day we needed money was good. That's what it was in, in Poland.

So, how long did you stay in Łódź?

In Łódź, I stayed 'til I got married and I went to Germany. 'Til nineteen uh, '46.

But you found your sisters first.

No, I got married. No, I didn't find my sisters. Afterwards, I found out where they were. I got married uh, in 1945 and I went to Germany uh, end of '45, after I got married.

Well, how did you meet Henry?

Henry, I met him even before because my mother sent us money from Łódź to his hometown with a woman and I went to pick up the money Głowaczów.


I picked up the money there and I met Henry. And then I met him in Łódź. I went to the Jewish Com... uh, uh , Community Center and uh, a friend that lived through the war and camp with me was from his hometown. So, I met him there and then I met Henry in Łódź at the Jewish Community Center.

And he swept you off your feet.

Yeah, yeah. And then I got married in uh, in September.

Was there a rush to get married and have children after the war? Did people feel that they wanted...

Because we wanted to build, uh...

Build again.

Yeah. But I didn't have children until I came to America.

Did you know anybody who felt the opposite way?

No, no. Everybody looked for somebody to be together, to have someone.

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