Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Brenda Reiss - June 23, 1983


Do you ever have nightmares about, about that time?

??? who to talk, to who to call either a sister or brother you go or your come you do something together. So lonely. My kids are married and you're again alone. Nobody appreciates that they got a family.

Are there other things that happen today that make you think more strongly about the past? I mean, are there other things that happen in this country that remind you of what happened to you during the war?

I don't understand.

Do you ever have flashbacks to what happened to you during the war?

Sure I'm miserable. How you cannot be miserable such things ??? from fourteen to, to twenty? Everybody say I'm here, but I got it. ??? I got this and this. What I got? Nothing. I married and then I ??? the two children come to America. You have nobody. I always was jealous. Why no good for the kids, no good for me, I tell everybody, it's no good such a life. No good. You don't got a future now either. What you got?

You have three children--one son in Toronto? What about the other two?

Here, here.

Do you have grandchildren?

Yeah, everybody got two.

Oh. Um, is there anything that you'd like to add that we haven't talked about that you would like to bring up?

I ??? not to happen once more to nobody what I went through. I wish nobody going to do it what I went through in my life. I hope that not no more. Now I'm not going to let them do it and I'm not going to let them abuse because my life is broken anyway. I don't let them do it no more what they did to me, never. I'm going to fight for my life.

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