Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Lola Greenspan - April 25, 1983

Fate of Family

She got a little boy from thr...three years--four years and she pregnant, she got pregnant. And I said it wrong--my sister--the older sister--she went in Częstochowa and she got a baby the first--19...19...1930--1939--the beginning my brother-in-law the first and two, two cousins, took a camp Majdanek from the house. My sister's husband. And she's got a boy four years and she pregnant. And then she got the little boy and then they burnt up the house. She not got the house--she got a bigger house--it burnt up the house, she not got a house to living. She came back to my mother with the little boy, and she come back with my little boy to the house. And then she--I ??? not this time in the house, I went into the camp. And she went into the house with the little boy. And the other one sister, she got to Sosnowiec, she got two daughter--two girls and she and the husband he tooked to the Germans just know you work office by the, by the offices--he cleaned the office for the Germans. And she went alone with the girls. She don't want to come to my mother's, she's too much--mother has much kids, everything's too much. Just stay over there. And my brother went in Będzin. The first is coming in Będzin--the police--the Germans is coming to the house in my brother and asking my brother, "You got ???," you know ???...

Mm-hm, mm-hm.

...and my sister-in-law says, "I don't gotted nothing. I got my ring and that's all." He said, "Come on with me," the Germans and my brother. And my brother--he tooked my brother out from the house and send him to Majdanek. And my sister-in-law with the boy want the house alone by herself. In the end, I write--we no got the telephones in the houses before--I write a card from the house to my sister-in-law and she take to mother and she don't have to ??? away with the Germans and she don't know where ???. Later on is when the ghetto, they tooked my sister-in-law in the ghetto with the boy. And my sister-in-law in the ghetto, she were killed in the ghetto--like in ghetto I don't know but I don't understand in the house, yeah. And my, my father went in the house, he no got to eat nothing before, he want to go and bite a bread, he tooked a bread um, it, it a hided here...


Yeah, he later on is coming--is were a Polish, Poland people. He looked it into and the German said, "Look it look it a Jude, Jude, a Schwein Jude" And police said to my father, "???" and my father were afraid to stay and they shoot him in the street by the house, by the house, that's...

Were you gone at the time? You weren't, you weren't home when this happened?

Yeah this time I went--yeah, I went in the house and then--no, no, I'm sorry. I didn't went in the house, I went 1940 in the, in the--1940 in the concentration camps. This were 1941, when, when the...

When it happened.

Happened, yeah.


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