Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Mala Weintraub Dorfman - September 15, 2005


Do you get depressed sometimes?

Yes, I do. When I think about home I think about my parents, yes I do.


Especially now before the holidays. It's the worst time for me. And I hav... I'm having a bar mitzvah a day before the holidays.

And that'll be mixed.

Right, it will be mixed is right. The worse is the holidays because I remember at home there was-it was different. It was different than what I'm doing. And we were so happy, we were six kids in the house. I don't know, we were always happy. We didn't have much, but we were happy because we were together. We sat down at the table for dinner, we were together. Came a Yom Tov or came a Shabbos, we were together. It's different now. It's completely different.

It's a new world.

It's a different world is right.

Anything you want to add to this?

What I want to add? I hope my children will never have to li... go through what I went through, that's what I want to add. I hope there going to be peace in the world and they don't have to do that.

Do you think it's important to record your testimony?

Yes it is, yes it is. I wanted to do it for a long time, I don't know, I just didn't get around to it. I really mean it. I didn't even know that Henry did it. He never told me. I was shocked when I saw it. I think it's wonderful. I mean uh, I was very fortunate and uh, that this woman literally saved me and that, what that man said to me, that's always rings in my ears. "You're going to live through the war and you're going to have it good." That's exactly the words he said to me.

Well, I'm glad he was right.

Yeah, that's right. And I can do things for other people.

Thank you.

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