Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Albert Fein - February 19, 2005

Relations with Non-Jews

Did you have non-Jewish friends?


Non--in Uzhorod?


Did you know any non-Jews?

Yes. I was there lately in 1992. I was--after the war in 1946, I went there and I met a few Jewish people what is left or came back, and Christians because on the street, you know, there was not only Jews, there was Christians, too. There was still those people was still living. Now I went back in 1992 after forty-six years. I was there in '46, and forty-six extra years. So I met a guy, I met--so I find him. In the beginning it was funny, you know, I came to the house where I knew he used to live. Instead of living there, it was only about four houses like from here to the end of the street. We grew up together. So I came there, and there is the lady, I ask her about the--by the name, Tomas--she says, "Yes, here Tomas--lives Tomas." And he was ???. So she says, she says to me, "Yes, he is at work." Work, you know? "Only he will come soon." I saw his, his grandchildren. They didn't uh, talk to me, I talked to his children--not grandchildren. When I was there in '46, he was single, and I was single, you know? So she said, "He is supposed to be soon home." And really I was already telling her goodbye and, and he arrived. She said, "This is Tomas ???." I said, "This is maybe his son." So I find out he had three sons, all lived in the house from his father, and then he told me is his father--the one who was a year between us--he is hospitalized, and we will be able to see him. With arriving there from Budapest, because we was there for a week, and it was in Amsterdam, Budapest, in Uzhorod, in, uh, Krakow, Auschwitz, Prague, Vienna, and back home. This was in one week.


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