Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Nathan Weiselman - January 1, 1985


All right. Um, uh, when did you get out of uh, the camp?

When the, when the war ended, I did, I, I was liberated from the camp.

How were you liberated?

They, they, they came through a loud speaker, they called all the people who came from Poland. And they say all the people who came from Poland to register. And they say that we have two choices, to go in any place in the Soviet Union to live except Moscow. And, because in it, the Russian Constitution states that any person who was a prisoner in a, in a foreign jail, or in a camp, should never be allowed to go to inhabit Moscow. So. So, I didn't know to say where to go so one ??? help. I go to Izobil'nyy. That is in Kavkaz. Where once Pushkin and Lermontov was, uh, ex-in exile when, when they, and they attack regime.


And I asked the, the ???, he, I ask him, why is Izobil'nyy, what is it mean? He said Izobil'nyy means in, in Russian, it means that there is plenty of everything, special foods. All kinds of orchards, and all kinds of farms, and everything. You never going to be hungry anymore if you go over there. So I went to Izobil'nyy and...


Izobil'nyy in Kavkaz. This was not far ???, they called it ???. ??? from the war, from the time of the war they call it ???. So I went by train, we came to Izobil'nyy, me and other three friends, ???. Of course um, it was waiting lots of people by the train because ??? told them ??? it's going to come, you know, people from the-Poles uh, came from the camps and they're going to live now as free citizens. So uh, they was lots of people, of course only woman and the girls and I mean because there was not any man left uh, before the people who are still, uh, you know, not, uh, it was not yet ??? uh, uh, the people didn't come yet home yet, only women.


And they invited us, and they, fact is, they fighted ??? for ???, take us different places, in their homes.

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