Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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


A raft.


Your mother sounds like a remarkable person.

She was. And she builded the raft. And she--my, my aunt was with us there. I told you, my aunt.


And she had two sons--thirteen and maybe twelve. And the two boys helped her and my mom built a raft from those logs.


Yeah, and there was a Russian man, a very dear man that, every time he had an opportunity he left some nails and wires and, and something. And she would take it. And she built a raft and--my husbands home already.

She built a raft by herself?

By herself. My, my, my mom that was five feet tall built a raft.

And where were you going to use the raft, or where did you?

Going down the Chulym.

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