Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Edith Kozlowski - August 19, 2010

Coming to America


There were--and then, from there, Stuttgart wasn't far away. There were a lot of Radomers in Stuttgart.


So we moved to Stuttgart. And we were together. Then I got papers from, my uncle here, right...

In Detroit?

To go to the United States. But there was a law in Germany, that if you liberated by the English, it's not your turn to go yet. First the Americans have to go. You have to be in, the German zone--the American zone in uh, don't know who 1945, in order to immigrate to the United States.


So his father knew somebody, ???, and gave five-hundred dollars?

Husband: Yeah.

To make our papers said we were there.

So that's how you got out earlier. Did the papers work? No?

We went to the Jewish center, our names were on it. And theirs too, five names were on it to leave for the United States.


A week later, they took off our names.

So they...

Somebody squealed. So, we went to the United States. We arrived in '47 in March. I waited for him two years. It took plenty. I went to uh, Canada; he should come as a farmer, whatever.


But later on, they called him to the Canadian Counsel and to the American at the same time. Because, he is not the one that did it, it was his father. So they left his father behind.

In Stuttgart



In ???, wherever. Yeah. But he went to Washington, there was a bill introduced for his father, my uncle introduced, through a senator, Dingle. Bill. They should let the father in, so finally in '56 he came.

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