Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Relocated to Kyrgyzstan

The following is a continuation of an interview with Esther Feldman Icikson at her home in West Bloomfield, Michigan on the morning of November 5, 2001. The interviewer is still Sidney Bolkosky.

...and he you know, people were traveling. The Russians were traveling back and forth with these you know, if you took down these logs to Asino you, you had to come back. The logs couldn't go there by themselves, they needed somebody to guide them. And these people would go back and forth. And so one of these people brought us a message saying that my dad is alive. He sent us a message and that that's where he's going to, going to wait for us. This is, but...

In Asino.

Yeah, but it wasn't a letter, it was a message. But I knew that, that we had a message from him. I, I thought it was a letter but it wasn't.

So your dad got out of prison, you went to Asino, you met him there.


And he was already out?

He was out of prison, he was already working trying to make a few rubles, whatever.

Working how?

He worked, I, I think I told you, he worked with my uncle. My uncle was from, from trade he was a builder and so they worked together. He--people would hire them to build maybe a stove or fix a, a wall or something. Whatever. And that's what they were doing.

And what news of the war were you getting?

I don't remember any news of the war.

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