Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Rose Wagner - August 14, 2002

Chaim Rumkowski

What else do you remember about Rumkowski before?

You know, I don't remember too much about Rumkowski.

Did you ever see him?

I, I think I saw him, yeah, I saw him once.

What did people say about him?

Well, they say--what did they say? You know, I don't remember.

Um... You know, we sang, we sang songs.

About Rumkowski.

About Rumkowski, I don't have to tell you. And we thought that he's going to help us. But somehow he didn't. He had a bunch of people that they were close to him. You know, even the Jewish police, they were not so nice. They were not nice at all. But like, like I say, everybody wanted to be alive. And they were just thinking about themselves and help their family.

Um, so you never heard one of his speeches, when he made these public speeches.

I don't--this I don't...

What about the money with his picture on it? Do you remember the money?

The money, I was--we had, we had ration, you know.


We got some, but very little. You, you couldn't survive on this. If, if you didn't have money on the black market to buy something.

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