Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Nancy Fordonski - May 29, 1982

Reunited with Boyfriend

And if you wait another few days or not too long, he will show up." And that's how it was. Everyday I was eagerly waiting when he will already come back. And this, and he came back. But this was the first time and I hope it's the last time, that I saw my husband crying. When he came up to the room, because my friend was waiting every time at the railroad station to wait for him and to notify him that I'm alive with my sister and we are here at our friend's house, that he shouldn't go any other place, that you are here. But when he came, he met me. And this was the first question he asked me. "What's with my mother?" Because we were separated in Auschwitz. So when I mentioned to him, when I just shook my head, I'm sorry there is not much to say about it. [crying] This was the first time he bursted in tears that it was very hard to, to stop him. He was very close with his mother, very close. She--he was her apple of her eye. And here somehow the whole time in concentration camp he thought that maybe she's alive. Maybe because of us. You know, she has a chance to pull through. So this was a coincident too that both of them worked, were together in ???. This is in--close to Badenburg, this was a concentration camp, too. And uh, then we got another apartment. In a way we were fortunate because my brother-in-law, my sister's husband, Leo. He was, he stayed--he was--he had already an apartment, so uh. And they met. In the meantime my sister met with, with her husband. And I came along with my boyfriend. So uh, we had a place to stay. And to make it short, 'til the end of the year, by the end of December 1945, we got married. We didn't have much. But we were thinking that this is uh, the best thing, or the nicest thing or if we live through and it was uh, like bashert, like uh, it was…

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