Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Louis Kaye - May 9, 1983

Post-War Poland 1

It's all right. I sold ??? about three thousand cases a few year. If I not be busy myself. Not everything you tell home ??? day by day my family. And same thing when I was in Washington, DC, I was with second generation. The one guy, the leader, he come from Poland, in Poland 1950, 1955. He's a second generation leader, though his father was a leader in the Holocaust. But he's talking about this second generation. He say, oh, how the Polacks will do in Poland. There was over about a thousand people and I stood up and I told, I don't come here to watch, to see what my kids you should tell 'em how good the Polacks was. He say, he'll still contact today, with the Solidarity and everything. I say listen, I asked him, were you there in 1946 when they killed the people from Warsaw, from Kielce progrom, throw 'em down with the trains and everything? If not the Polacks maybe I would have two brothers myself. So, after me other people stood up and tell him off the same thing. There's no reason come to Washington, DC to bring the kids from second generation, what they, what they're trying to tell 'em how good the Polacks was. I know how good the Polacks was. Will be in a, from a hundred thousand people would be here another million people. I'm talking about 1945 it would be left over a hundred thousand people. You didn't see how many Jews in Poland, how good the Polacks is. If the Jews in Poland were afraid to be Jewish there. Right. I talk to my friend this morning—maybe you know him. Olivick? No, you don't know him. Though he was in Poland three years ago. His friend, he was afraid to tell him he's Jewish. He was afraid to go out in the street. Three years ago he was in Poland. So, there's already four years later he's still afraid in Poland to be Jewish. So, tell him how good the Polacks was.

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