Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Mala Weintraub Dorfman - September 15, 2005


How large was the family with your aunts and uncles and cousins?

Well, we were very close, we were close.

How many aunts and uncles, do you remember?

I, I... In Łódź we had uh, my mother's sister, my mother's brother was there, my father's two brothers were there. The rest of the family was someplace else. Some in Kozienice, someone lives in other towns. But that's what we had in, in town.

And they were all married.

Beg your pardon?

They were all married?

Oh yes. They were married, they had children. One, my, one of my uncles had eleven kids. Not one of them survived. He survived, but he's not here anymore, he passed away.

So, the children didn't survive.

No, none of them.

So, how many would you say total?

In our family?


He had eleven, my other uncle had seven, so it's eighteen. Eighteen, twenty, Must have, without, with us, must at least about thirty-eight people uh, kids.

Just kids.

Cousins, cousins.

So, we're talking close to fifty, with the...

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

And how many survived? How many of the whole family survived?

Just the three of us and one cousin, my aunt's uh, son. He's here too, Mickey Milberg, I don't know if you know him. And uh, Larry and Jackie and Ruth.


That's what survived.

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