Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Sigmund Rubin - January 12, 1982


You left off with your story when you, when you jumped the train. You couldn't find your brother.

Yeah, you see, yeah, uh. You see, before we got on the train we picked a place where we should meet, where we could meet. And we decided, we met some people there that in a certain place on the way to our town that we came from, she said that she has somebody that they would hide Jews and she gave us the address. And we decided to meet at that place. I got to this, to that area. I got to the place and I stayed there for oh, about a week, eight days waiting for my brothers. After my brothers didn't show up, I went back to Nowy Korczyn. This is where I, my cousin who presently is my wife. She was still there. You see they left girls to take care of the Germans, the laundry and stuff like this. And a few men too. They left a very small amount of people. When I got back there I got sick. I got typhus, sick on typhus. And my cousin at the time she made up a bed for me and I was in bed for two weeks, unconscious, I didn't know what's going on with me. When I got well, she got in touch with a few boys who were sons of farmers not far from their hometown. Jewish farmers, Jews. And they found a place for her to go in hiding. When I came back, I got involved with them in that deal and we decided to go there. They made a deal with the farmer for three months to stay. We paid him five hundred dollars for the three months. After, when we got into that farmer's place for hiding already, we stayed there. We stayed there after, after two months staying there, our farmer got so stupid and he bought some equipment for the money we gave him. And the people on the farm started to talk. They got jealous and they knew that he had no money to buy this type of equipment. There is no other way but he has Jews. So he came down to us and he says, listen kids, I think that it'll be the best for all of us that you'll find another place because there are rumors that I am hiding Jews. And I don't want to take any chances and I don't want you to get into trouble. So we decided to leave his place and we went some other place. We stayed there a certain uh, about eight, nine months. I can't recall exactly. And then we went to a single man. He was a farmer. We stayed on the attic. At the time there was six of us.

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