Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Rose Wagner - August 14, 2002



In Frankfurt, Zeilsheim, the DP camp was already open.


You see, there was already, people were there. So when we came there, it was hard for us to get an apartment for my sister and, and I and, and my future brother-in-law. But somehow the Joint tried to accommodate because it was, we were in ???. It was a nice little town and the Germans were out. They made the Germans leave those houses.


So we could, we had an apartment there. After awhile we got, we got a nice, a nice apartment.

And how long did you live there?

We left in 19...well I got married there and my sister got married in Zeilsheim.

So what, a year?

Nineteen--my sister got married in 1946 and I got married in 1948.

Three years.

Yeah. So she went to Israel and mein husband had a big family in England. So he wanted to go to England. I wasn't too happy about it. But anyhow, I wanted to go to Israel. When my sister got to Israel she wrote me a letter and she said, don't come. It was, it was very bad in 1946 in Israel. No, she left, no not '46, she left in nineteen-forty--I got married in nineteen-forty--what am I saying? Nineteen forty-eight, yeah, she left and I got married in 1948. In 1948 she left.

She got there in time for the war.



And she took a lot of things with her. She had like a luft, I don't know if you know what's a luft. It's like a little, like a little box, not a little box, a big box. And with everything in it that box.

Like a trunk.

Yeah, not a--it's big like this here. That's how big it was. So uh, so my husband was glad that she wrote us not the come. "If you can go see uncle this and this, go to your uncle." And we had property in, in ŁódźIn fact I have here, I have letters here. We had property in Łódź and houses uh, but we, you know what, I don't do nothing.

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