Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Fred Kendal - May 25, 1983

Fate of Family

And among your family um, how many survived the war?

Uh, my immediate family? Or my uncles or, uh...

Mm-hm, yeah.

Yeah, the whole. Okay. My Uncle ??? and his wife and his daughter survived. My Uncle David, he survived. His wife and children were killed. Um, my aunt and didn't go off. She was killed with her kids because she remained in the city. My Aunt Ethel, she was killed with her kids because she remained in the city. They didn't go to the war camp. Uh, my grandmother was in the city and she was killed. Um, my grandfather came with us to the war camps, so he survived. And um, that's how--those people. Now, I don't know how my uncle on dad's side survived. I really don't know but I know he survived--his family was killed. And the rest, they were killed. My other grandmother on my dad's side was killed. Uh, and my aunt and her husband. Now her son--my cousin, he survived. I know he survived but I don't know where he went because he ran away with the Russians, as the Russians retreated. He was about 19 or 20 at that time. And he retreated with them. He went away. And he survived but we never heard from him again At least at that time, he survived. We don't know what happened to him. Uh, that's about as far as I can remember. My grandfather got blessed. He came with us here and he lived to be a 104-years old--a hundred. Beverly, how old was grandpa when he--we don't know how old he was, really, when he died. What? Hundred and four?

Wife: Uh, I've heard between 104 and 94. I've heard one 104, 105, 98, 100, I can't--at this point it doesn't matter. Anybody else ???

Oh, nice. Thank you.

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