Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Luba Elbaum - January 20, 1982

Working for the Germans

All right, when they did that, you left.

And then I left.

You went on...

Because my father before the war, he used to, he used to be like here would be a big farm. Like they make in Israel a kibbutz, you know.


He used to be--he used to have over there to take out stuff in this uh, how you call, a big farm. And I over there when I came home I went to register. Me, my father, my mother, my sisters--we working for the Germans.

You're working--you were working for the Germans.

We went, we registered. We working over there, so. We went to work over there. There was, there was the same thing like a ghetto. Everybody supposed to work.

Okay, and what kind of work were you doing?

We were doing work--we were doing like, I mean, if you doing the work for the--like in the farm work. We were doing farm work. Everyday I used to go to work. My father used to go. We used to have like books, we working over there. They let us stay home to go to work. We have to go everyday over there to work.

What kind of work did you do?

Farm work.

Farm work, all right. Uh, so, you went...

My father used to do farm work and I used to farm work and my old...my two brothers. And my mother and the younger kids were staying home.

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