Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Pauline Kleinberg - October 28, 1982



...they were mixed.

...how much education--how far did you get in school?

You mean grade wise?

Mm-hm. Yes.

That would be like bragging on myself. I was above average.

I'm talking about how, how many years of schooling...

I just said before, seven years grade school.


Yeah. That's, that's, you know, I mean, the war broke out. If maybe it been, uh, uh, you know, in our city, there was highest school was uh, vocational school, you know, which you need, you know...

Husband: Trading--trade.

It was very hard for a Jewish--I think my oldest sister was going, but I, I wouldn't bet on it, I don't remember. Uh, it was very hard, it was very expensive. And it wasn't easy for a Jewish uh, for a Jewish uh, student. It was very hard for a Jewish student. Ca...Catholic, the uh, Polacks, very anti-Semitic, Catholics. You see, the Jews were very Orthodox, and they were very Catholics. And the Polish Catholics were too fanatic, in my opinion. I don't know if you'll hold me responsible for this. But we could live like this for two hundred years, for two hundred--for two thousand. Even they had that injected poison against the Jew, yeah, you know, the--but life could go on like this forever if not for Hitler.

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