Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Lanka Ilkow - October 12, 1991

Recovery of Sister

Had your sister recuperated at this point?

Yeah, she recuperated. She was very skinny you know, And uh, then she started to gain weight and the hair come back and she looked nice.

Do you know what, did she have typhus, was it?


It was typhus.

She had typhus. I had too.

You also had typhus.

I had typhus. That's why when I had my daughter in Sweden, they told me this infected my pregnancy and everything because I had typhus. I, I couldn't carry her out. In the eighth month she was born, so tiny. And uh, they told me this affected for me, the pregnancy.

You had your daughter in, in Sweden.

Sweden, yeah.

You met your husband in Sweden.

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