Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Irene Sobel - September 8, 1998

Fate of Mother

They took them away.

Took them away, put them on trains and uh, the trains were slow moving and they would make all kinds of stops in the fields at night and my mother--either she heard a rumor or a gut feeling is that they are going to kill her, and she and another friend were successful in escaping from that train. And she ended--yeah--and she ended up in Warsaw. And later on she heard that those people were killed, the whole train, trains load of people. And she ended up in Warsaw. She knew where we were. Not exa...she knew that we were somewhere in one of those uh, camps next to Białystok because apparently this is where they were headed to begin with. They apparently knew something about it. And some months later, she showed up. What happened is she again hired a--with a group of people--hired a, one of those guards that takes them across the border. And she was describing how the snow was coming almost to her neck.

What was your mother's name?


And your father's name?


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