Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Alexander Raab - June 28, 2002


Let me take you back for a second, back to Jarosław.


If I could, mm, how large was your family?

Well, we were, we were father and mother--this is the immediate family--father, mother, myself and my older brother.

And your grandmother.

And a grandmother from my mother's side.

And what about aunts and uncles...


...first cousins?

Yes, we had, we had uh, a uncle and a aunt, which my father and this uncle, they were brothers.

Did they have any children?

They had two kids uh, as a fact one of the kids is right here in Detroit. He's about my age.

So it's a relatively small family, eight or ten people.

Right, but there were, there was some more family.

In Jarosław?

Not in Jarosław. There was family in Grudek and, and there was family in Lwów.

Oh. So how large do you think the family was?

Uh, the family that I knew, there were uh, okay--there were five of us, my immediate family. There were four of my uncle. There were another four in Lwów, my aunt. And, and there was uh, grandma and grandfather.

In Grudek.

In Grudek.

How many, how many survived the war?

Uh, how many survived, okay. There was one survivor from Lwów, one girl, my, my first like cousin, she survived. And uh, four of us survived. Actually, three.

Three of you survived.

No, three survived of my immediate family. My mother, my brother, and myself.

So your grandmother and your father did not.

Did not. And uh, my uncle that lived also in Jarosław with us, they all survived the, the--my two cousins and, and my aunt and uncle, they, they all survived.

One of them is here in Detroit.

Yes, one of the cousins is here in Detroit.

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