Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Hannah Fisk - January 24, 1983

Life After Liberation

But uh, then uh, about a week later uh, a Russian uh, Jew came over and he brought a, a big, big uh, I don't know, was it uh, was not uh, looked like a train, but it was not. And all the girls went in and he took us to West Germany. And we came into Waldger...Waldenburg--they call it Waldenburg. I came in a day before my birth...no, about a week before my birthday. My birthday is the 5th of June. Where I met my mister here. And I took him and we went from one station to the other, from one train to the other, from one bus to the other, looking for people. Whenever I came in, whether it was a Jewish community center or any little Jewish thing, I put my name in case somebody's alive--where I am, you know. And I went back to Waldenberg and uh, we got married in 1945 in September. I only know him three months. And then I was at the other--I was having the first wedding, there wasn't even a rabbi. A Jew come from Russia and he gave us uh, our chuppah, you know? There was nobody. And then I got all--got married and a man recognized me. And he says, "I have a brother in Gleiwitz and that's also not far from Sosnowiec." He opened a bakery. That's my brother Jake with the bakery. So, I run after him. I didn't find him. But I left a picture there and I left where I am and next day he came for me. And then we find out that we have in the German zone, we have a brother. We went over in 19...what was it? Forty-six? No. I was liberated in '45, '45. And then I went to--it must have been '46, beginning. Yeah, beginning. And I find my other brother. And then we were in Germany for--to '49.

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