Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Esther Feldman Icikson - October 23 & 29, November 5 & 12, 2001

Mother's Work

Your mother would do this?

Yes, my mother did that.

She became a lumberjack?

She became a lumberjack. They would cut those humongous trees and roll, clean them and roll 'em down into the river. They--you know, they would tie 'em and ship 'em down in, in big bundles like. That's what my mother did.

For the war effort.

For the, for them, yes.

And what were you doing at this time?

At this time my job was to be home and take care of my grandma and the baby was still alive.

So you stayed home.

I stayed home.

You were now, what, six maybe?

Six years old, yeah.

And no word still about Chelm.

No, we didn't know anything about Chelm. We didn't ask, we didn't.

So your father was a...arrested.

My father was arrested.

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