Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Lola Greenspan - April 25, 1983

Sister is Liberated


Yeah. And then--yeah, I forgot to say. Then my sister she went the other one barrack, I went the other one barrack. And when the war were at the end, she's coming to my barracks--no, the war was--the end was before in she's barracks--in my sisters--she was free one day before from me.

Oh okay.

She came back from the barracks and she surv...far away and she walked and she come in ??? in the barracks ??? clothes. We did everything and she tooked in the window, clapped in the window, clapped in the window she said, "Lola?" and I had been so afraid and I said, "Who calling for Lola?" And one girl said, "Lola, your sister." And I said, "Go, go away! Don't come to my barrack. You're going to be shot." And she said, "Lola is free--we free." And I said, "No, I don't believe is free." She say, "Lets me in, lets me in." And then the girls said, "Open, open something." And I said to the England, "Jimmy please, open you..." The England went out to barrack out you see like this. He got the packet from the, from the blo... from the Cross, from the Cross, he brings lot of food for the, for the England.

Mm-hm, mm-hm.

And I said, "Jimmy, please open the door? But my sister is here but I am afraid to open." He said, "Don't worry, I'm going to go open." He got a little knife and open something and she's come in and she, "Lola, don't be afraid, don't be afraid." A couple hours I see the barracks is free for us. And then we came back after the war, we come back to Poland. And she want to see Poland, I don't wanna go Poland back, but I been afraid to come to Poland. And she said, "We have to go some place." Is coming so lot of trains and buses and picked up the people so going back. And I said, I said, "We gonna see the mother, we gonna see the mother, we gonna see sisters." She said, "Lola I thin..." she was so smart girl, she smarter for me, "Lola, I think we no haved nobody." I said, "Don't say like this." I don't believe German could, could do nothing to keep people. For what? We just start working, that's all. I don't believe he gonna kill the people.

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