Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Miriam Troostwyk - May 28, 1998 and June 3, 1999

Talk of Hiding (Con't)

Wait, wait.

He was working with that stamp.

Yeah, okay.



And the family in Amsterdam too was working with the stamp. We called each other, but there was no--we couldn't go with the train, there was no transportation to see each other and--in that part of the time.

Okay. But you still had phones.



We were phoning, but we couldn't uh, uh, see each other.


Always came every weekend together.

Still, still it was Shabbos--you still celebrated Shabbos together?

Yes, in our own h...home.


We always went there for Shabbos in the afternoon, early in the afternoon or they came early to us. But they were much frumer than me, because they told me always, "Don't play the piano when they are there. You may not play piano on Shabbos, you know that. We are no so frum..."


But when they come, don't play the piano, because the young--a, a brother from my uh, brother-in-law with the children from polio, they were extremely frum and his wife, Hella, went up to the teacher and...

And told them to come warn you.

and told--yeah.


But that was later.

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