Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Simon Kalmas - May 25, 1982

Plans for Future

What were your plans uh, for the future before the war?

My plans were to get out of Poland as far as I can and as soon as I can. Unfortunate--and to this day I'll say it--unfortunate that all the borders were closed. The Jew didn't have no place where to go. And especially we didn't have any money.

Was there someplace you were planning on going when you left Poland?

Yes, I was planning to go to Israel. That was my, my first...

Was this going to be an individual move or you--were you thinking about uh, moving the whole family, or...

No, first it, you know, it was me that wanted to get out because I couldn't see any future in, in Poland. So--and then take it from there. You know, see what, what I, what I can do. There wasn't enough time, let's put it this way.

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