Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Nathan Weiselman - January 1, 1985

Radom III

So they did go right to the borders where they, they, they can leave the country, like, to go to, to Germany or for to go to Palestine that time. Mostly they go, you know, to, to Chechnya they call ???, over there was over there the Jews agency for, got all together from very prominent Jewish , uh, leaders, ???, and some people, from, they came to help them from United States, or from ???. But they were working together with international refugee organization called ??? and they proceed to-were able to get out the people as fast as possible.

Um, do you know that any people uh, Polish people in Radom who helped Jews?

I, I can't recall.

Uh, when you returned, did any of the people, were any of the people friendly?

They very, very unfriendly.

How long did you stay in Radom?

Stayed a year.

What did you do for a year?

Okay. Actually, I opened a, a tailor shop. I didn't have any machines. But, uh, the government with the help from some people, Jewish people, that were collaborated with the government somewhere ??? from before the war. And they ??? went to the communistic party and they say they came and now back in concentration camps, was German concentration camp, Russian concentration camp. I have ??? organize ???.


So it was, uh, lots of Jewish homes with, uh, ??? Germans over by ??? they find me a whole second floor with about ten rooms. And they brought me about six or eight machines. And then I find ??? tailors who need work. ??? for the people. Free enterprise, they, they gave us the machines free.

I see.

They...the government in that time wanted to show a little bit interest to encourage some, few Jewish people to stay because they, I think it, for the reason it would blemish their name that, from so thriving Jewish city that everything, body, they wouldn't have left any Jewish people. So they want to give a little bit better condition for the Jewish people, for some Jewish craftsmen, to encourage them to stay. But in the way, when I was a teenager, I learned quite a bit about socialism, and Karl Marx's system, and I knew then at once that under Communism, there is no place for free enterprise. So I knew, it's going, it's just a temporary thing.

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