Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Natalie Zamczyk - January 30, 1984

Working II

And, you know that I later travel and somebody ask me about uh, ??? if I didn't see a boy. The people were asking me. I said, that's my son, you know. And later, this happened--I was traveling for two months--happened that I met some people from Kra... not from Kra...from uh, from Praga. And he said that he's going to see his sister there. So I said to, your sister live in Praga, he said yes. So I told him where I live, he said, this is next door to you. So I went. This was something, a, a miracle. And I went there with him, you know, strange man, and I saw the picture of my son. She said, yes, I saw the boy with Mr. Kazinski, she knows him. He--I said, you talked to them? She said, yes. And later I left because I didn't wanted to stay with the Russian there, so I left, I don't know why. So she said, so, I, I, I asked him uh, who is the boy. So she said, she was living here, but she left and she never came back uh, mother and I'm taking him, care of, that's my cousin's he said, that's my cousin's child. So, and she said that she talked to that boy, Morris, she remembered him and she ask him uh, she, she said, my mother will come back, my mother wouldn't leave me alone. She will come back, he said to her. So I knew that he's alive, you know. So I was already... After that I said I have to start to work, you know, I have to. And I... But before that I put uh, in paper, somebody told me advertising in paper to put about my son, so I put. I have still in there, I will show you it. And I put, and they said uh, and, and some friend of mine was working in the same company, I didn't know her well. Only.


She was working before the uprising. She came to see me because of this advertising and she stay with me 'til the end of the war. So later I, after that I figure I, I have to work. So I moved to Tomaszow because only there I could find a job because there are lots of Germans. Before the war this was half German city and half Polish people. And there I, this was my last job. Again, I was secretary for a German company. This was a textile company, you know, textile, material yeah, yeah. So I was there working 'til the, 'til the end of the war. So I wasn't working there too long, I don't know, maybe three months. I don't know. It was--wait a moment, I have here, I can... I can tell you. No, it's not important for you probably, no? It was the end of the war, you know. But then I start to slow. So I worked there and I lived there in a house, rented a room with another girl in the house. This woman, she was a Polish woman and her husband was in Dachau already for a few years. Because the German, somebody said something about him, that he said something about Germans in this country. So I have, I started to work here, see, five--twelve, fifth of December, no, no, yeah fifth of December 1944. And I was uh, and that uh, Russian came in January. So I was working short time.

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