Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Natalie Zamczyk - January 30, 1984

Later Years

She didn't know what she told me. I was, I, I was terrified. Different, you know, different.

Yeah, sure.

She didn't mean that he looks like Jewish, I thought she meant that she thought fine, elegant, you know, so from better class of people. That's what she meant.


Because mostly there were children, you know, from the farmers and, you know. And she was, you know, his presence was, you know. But to me, you know what I meant, that she recognized him.


So that's all. What else would you like to know? I, I spill my, my, my soul for you, honey. Spill out.

Do your granddaughters know what happened? Has your, your son or have you talked to them much at all?

They know, they know. And I think that this affects a little bit my older granddaughter. I think. She don't want to speak. She was listening from the beginning, now she's not. This is too sad, Nacha, please, this is too sad.


Yeah. And I don't want to push on them, no. They have to understand that I want to know them, about that when they are older, when they understand. Because who didn't go through that, can't understand, can't understand, really. Only, you see, like I said to my friend, I put the television on and I look what is going in Salvador, what is going in, in uh, other countries, how the women with the children they are hungry, they run away, they suffer so much. I look at them and I pity them, you know. And uh, close off and I go and eat supper and enjoy my meal. So, do you understand what I mean?


So that's why, how can somebody understand this when you don't--are in it, you know. But one thing that we were saw one millions of people that they should knew about it, and nobody knew about it, or they knew, they didn't wanted to know...


...during the war, you know. That's what it is, that's what it is.

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