Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Malka Sternberg - January 31, 2008


How large would you say--aunts, uncles, cousins, parents, your grandparents--how large was the family?

Well, well my grandmother was one and only--she was the head of the whole thing. And the seven brothers--four of them were married, then fifth married in '35 or '37, I don't remember--the fifth one married and they had two to three, two to three children each. So, that makes us about ten grandchildren. But there were other people coming as well from, from, from this little shtiebel they came just to, just to be with us. So, it was always very, very lively.

So maybe fifty people?

A little bit less than fifty, I think it was. But with the whole family if we're all together, I think we'll be near forty.

Do you know how many survived the war?

I think all of them survived except for my mother. My mother was the only who was sent to Treblinka and I'll come to further part with her story.


But all the others survived.

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