Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Esther Posner - March 11, 1986

The Dutch Underground

Now the people from the underground who used to come to, to take care of us were a priest and his--and a nun. They were brother and sister. And they would come almost every week and bring us whatever supplies we needed and uh, bring us news of what was going on around, around town. Bring us news about the other families in our, in our family who were in two other homes in Enschede. As a matter of fact, one of the times--whenever I went to visit uh, the Mos's was one of the things they would do, they would take me to visit all my aunts. I had three aunts and the married one with her husband living in one place and then this married aunt and uncle had three nieces in turn, on his side, who were staying in another place and the Mos's would just take me to visit these people. And uh, you know, I always felt very--while I was in hiding I felt very much loved by all these people who, who cared so much. And uh, I was really their only link to each other because nobody else was able to get together. And also, even though it was very difficult to have a child who didn't know how to amuse herself from morning 'til night um, I think that the adults felt that if there was a child there that there was hope somehow to the situation, that uh, and my parents always said, you know, "We want to be together, we want to stay together. We, we don't want her to be separated from us."

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