Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Lily Fenster - November 8 & 10, 1994

Warsaw Ghetto

Was the ghetto already formed?


Was it walled?

Well, the wall was not, was the beginning. I can remember when we were in the Ghetto, because we went--I was next to the wall almost like. I was 103, or 101, 103, 105, there was Okopowa. There was already gentiles and that side was for the Jews and I remember, you know what, when I went to Washington, I uh, I walked in, I just basically healthy, I mean, I can, I can control my emotion, you know. I cry a little bit, but it's not you know, but usually if I want to be strong, I can be strong. I just said to my friend, "Gib a kick, ???." It was a hole. They knocked us a couple of bricks, maybe three of them, I was little and skinny and that's the way I went out. Three times I went out, because I was afraid to leave my parents. I was. How could you part with parents? But, one thing, the last time that I went, I couldn't tolerate anymore, other sister died from hunger. It was misery from top to bottom.

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