Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Natalie Zamczyk - January 30, 1984


Well, after that, after that, you know, like I said, later my sister-in-law came with her children for a few days. But after awhile, they started to talk. I--once I came and I heard like the bookkeeper, through the door I heard, bookkeeper was saying, I wonder, who is Mrs. Trask. I, she's not German really, she's maybe Volksdeutsche--Volksdeutsche mean the one ???. I don't know what this is, but something is there. I don't remember. You know when I saw those Jewish children, the children with her together, it seems to me like they look Jewish, you know. I heard this through the door. And I knock on the door when I walked in and I, with smile, but I saw that there's something wrong. And I had other friends in Warsaw also. A, a man was, his wife was in concentration camp, they were Christian. She was caught with the uh, papers, underground papers. She was in concentration camp, he was a very nice man, he was working for a big company. And I had another couple, you know uh, also Christian. She was, she was from Krakow, but this was really accident that we met. My sister-in-law met her and she left me the address. And, you know, those old people, those three families they helped me, they were helping me. And every time when I needed Morris, to take out Morris--I call him Norman--to take out from the uh, from the place when I was working, I thought that maybe some danger or something, I took him to Warsaw to them, they keep him for a few days. You understand? They are wonderful to me. And not for money, only because they wanted to help me. They never knew me before. But they met me, they liked me, and I like him and they were good human being and they were compassionate, that's all. I don't know if I would do it, this, when I would know that it's dangerous, that I would go, got killed for it. I don't know, maybe I would give him money, go some other place. They were wonderful people. So, shortly, you know, I, I saw that it's dangerous and I told my boss that uh, my sister, I got a telegram--this was everything arranged, you know, and but I left there, you know, but I... I left that place and I moved, and I moved to Warsaw back, you know.

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