Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Abraham Holcman - September 14, 1983

Leaving for Poland

How did this come to an end?

He left, that barber left.


He wanted to look for family. So, I don't know, where he left to, maybe home or whatever, I don't know.

So, that left...

Then, me and my brother.

And what happened to the girl?

The, the girl after this incident uh, she went back to camp and... In camp, they had the Russians watching, nobody came in. So, she went back to camp. So, we were back on a German diet.

So, that was, uh...

Me and my brother in this, in this, in this big house. And then uh, three houses away they had another big house, a father and son. And they al... also from Łódź. So, this old man, father and son, they came to us and uh, you crazy people, why do want to go back home to Poland? Stay here. And uh, we wanted to look for family and stuff. So, so he, he suggested that uh, he stays but my son crazy, he wants to go. Why don't you guys stay? So, I didn't agree and my brother didn't agree, so we all left.

So, you left...

We left Germany.

Germany for Poland.

Back home.

And this is after the war now.

After the war.

The Russians, the Russians didn't kick you out of the house and the Germans didn't.

No, no, no.

So, when did you start back for Poland? Do you remember what date?

Yeah, approximately, uh...We were, we were uh, May. I mean, yeah May, the, the last day May, 5th of May, I think, or 7th of May when the Russian came in. And we there... so six weeks. So, this makes it...


Yeah, six weeks later, so makes it...

Sometime in June...

In June...

of 1945.


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