Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Lucy Glaser Merritt - July 8, 1991

Fate of Relatives in Europe

When, when you uh, discovered what had happened after the war.

It was after the war. And the belief-it was very hard to believe. Even after you heard it, it was hard to believe it. It's--I don't know why the denial was that strong. I, I can't believe human beings would do that. But that was a very shocking time. And as I said, we kept getting calls from these people who were tracing relatives or who had news of relatives. And my mother's maiden name was Gross, G-r-o-s-s. And there were many of them. And that was the worst part, really was that part when they were hearing things, which I think would have been better not to know.

You mean the details of the murder.

The details, yes. She knew her brother and his wife and his brother were shot in the basement. She knew my niece, my cousin and her baby died in the area. I mean all the details. There was always one left, always one.

Um, did they actively pursue this information? I mean, did they try to find out.


Just came to them.

You answered the phone, and there it was. They had located someone and they had said well, this must be a relative and.

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