Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Martin Shlanger - March 4, 1983

Reunited with Brother

What did the two of you say to each other?

Well at first, we were very happy. Uh, he was very happy that uh, I'm living. We were very close even though we, I was um, well he was non-political but um, we were very close. And then we talked about the family. I asked him whether he knows where my sister is, the one that lived in Slovakia during the war. And he said he doesn't know anything. But my sister also survived in the mountains of Slovakia with the Partisans.

And your other sister?

She also survived in Budapest.

Did the two of you discuss your parents?

Yes. Yes, we knew that they are not living but we weren't sure about uh, my sisters. He didn't know anything about my sisters. And I didn't know anything about them. All I could tell my brother, that my older sister was with me in, in uh, Budapest. I was caught, she wasn't.

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