Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Luba Elbaum - January 20, 1982

Religion and Education

I see. Okay. Uh, were there--do you remember many synagogues where you lived?

Mm, we just had a small synagogue, not a big synagogue. A small. We--every Saturday we went to daven. Every Saturday. I go every Saturday.

What about school?

Was a school too, just the five--to five classes--five ses...classes. When somebody want to go far to school, we had to go to Lublin.

And if uh, so you went, you went to the small school then, yes?

I just went to the small school. When I grew up I want to become--how call in English--I want to learn--I want to become a--in Polish, I forgot it in English. I want to go learn something, so I went to the big city.


Somebody went to the big city to go to school. And when I was age, I went to my, my--was my mother's brother, my mother's brother. And I was staying there and I was going to learn sewing.


Sewing. I want to learn how to sew.

Okay. Oh sell.

Sewing, I mean. Now how you call sewing, I mean? How to, how to sew. I mean, does it mean how to sew, I mean like in a business, you sew.

Yeah, to sell, right, okay. Uh, what were your family's religious affiliations, were they...

Jewish. Real religious orthodox.

Okay, Orthodox Jewish.


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