Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Natalie Zamczyk - January 30, 1984

Post-War Life III

...so I said, and they prosecuted.

You were talking about talking to the prosecutor.

I said, no uh, I, I forgot where I am now. Yeah, I said to him that's, that's uh, they were wonderful to me and were not they, I wouldn't be alive or my son. So he, he told me, you know what, I told him that I was working. And he said, go there to this, the place tomorrow where you work. Write everything what you want to say, I can tell you what you have to say, what you told me. Write the whole paper and let's sign by the director whoever is now in the company there and by the uh, for you, you sign that and bring it to me tomorrow. Tomorrow, or day after, I'll see what I can do. And I went to the office with the old man and I--next day in the morning I had everything written on paper and I typed it. And the director, and there were some people working, what they were working with me and they are asking what I am writing. So I say, he's going to, he's going to help me, the, Mr. Kazinski. How she can help you? Because she is Jewish. He was working, they heard and they didn't know. They couldn't believe it, they couldn't believe it, you know. They were very nice, they couldn't believe it. And uh, and I typed this and I took to the, to him. And he said to me like this, okay, I am taking this, I am looking this over and you and uh, and uh, one thing only I will tell you that when he's going to be released he has to thank you. Not me, only you. You know. And I thank him very much and I still beg him, please, you know, you know. And I went home. And three, maybe four weeks later I get a telephone call that he was released. And a week later he came, the son came to Krakow to thank me for it.


You know. And he said that the prosecutor told me, you would be, you would die in, in uh, Sibe...Siberia were not Mrs. Zamczyk. She is the one what help you. And you have to thank her. But that's what I did for him was nothing comparing what he did for me. Because I didn't endanger my life, or my child's life that I help him. And I was happy that I help a little bit, you know. Those was a very little what I helped.

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