Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Helen Stransky - January 31, 2008

Relationship with Family

What was it like to be separated from your brother when your uncle put you in separate families?

We, we weren't that close. I mean, we kept in touch during the second family--or we were together in the second family. The third family we hardly--we weren't in touch hardly at all. Maybe on one or two occasions.

How did you see each other? Did you see each other?

That's a good question. I guess our grandmother was still alive and she had both of us over there. Um, I don't remember a great deal.

Were there holidays that you went to grandmother's? Did you celebrate any?

No, no. My grandmother hardly spoke any English and left us signed cards. My uncle, he learned the language. She was eighty three when she died. At that time she was sixty so I guess there were twenty more years.

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