Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Louis Kaye - May 9, 1983

Family Life

All right, well let's, let's start at the beginning.

From beginning...


...then you come later on to this.

Okay, we'll come around. Um, what was your father's occupation?

My father is a mason. He was own like a, he, well, used to be in grocery business, like a grocery store. And besides this we used to be nine kids at home. We used to go like western market, eastern market, like three times a week in different places, though my brothers ??? like dry goods, stuff like that, it's separate.

Um, and your mother?

Mother... We have a little grocery at home, she was working home. My father and mother was very religious.

They were religious?

Very, yeah.

Do you remember Shabbos around the house?

Oh yeah.

Could you tell...

I got pictures.


I got some pictures here to show you.



Could you describe what you remember about uh, Shabbos?

Pardon me?

What, what, what do you remember about Shabbos?

I remember every Friday night my father used to go to next door neighbor, make sure they closed the doors on Shabbos before the... lighting the candles. And then the... I remember lots of things.


Yeah. And my father used to be um, a Aguda, like the Lubavitcher, something like that ??? They really argue. My father would not talk much Polish. Always stay by the paper ??? and everything, stuff like that. And my brothers were negidem. You know what negidem is? Like yeshiva. And he was going to yeshiva and one was going in, in, yeshiva went in different city too. I used to have six brothers from me. I'm the youngest one.

You're the youngest of six brothers?



And the youngest one was seven.

Any sisters?

Pardon me?

Any sisters?

Two sisters. And nobody living.

You're the only one that survived?


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