• I was born in a small village in eastern Poland in 1935 as one of seven children, the second-to-youngest.

 

  • At the start of WW2 my entire family: mother, father, 3 brothers, 3 sisters and myself, along with 3 of my cousins, fled before Hitler's army and traveled to Russia where we lived in Siberia for a short time and eventually made our way to Uzbekistan and then back to Siberia.

 

  • In 1945, after the war, we traveled back to our town in Poland but did not find any of our relatives there anymore.

 

  • We then left for a displaced persons ("DP") camp in Germany. We were shuffled between a few different DP camps and finally made our way to Montreal, Canada in 1950. That is where I met my husband, Simon Weisz, a Hungarian Jew and a survivor of Auschwitz.

 

  • Simone and I were wed when I was 17 and he was 22 and we eventually moved to New Jersey. We raised 5 children: 2 daughters and 3 sons, and they blessed us with 15 grandchildren and one great grandson, so far. Simon passed away in 1985 and I then moved to an age-restricted community in Marlboro, NJ.

 

 

 

 

Hitler and Stalin -- non-aggression pact

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molotov%E2%80%93Ribbentrop_Pact

 

 

Jews escape to Siberia

 http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005470

 

 

DP Camps

 http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/dptoc.html

 http://www1.yadvashem.org/about_holocaust/month_in_holocaust/december/decenber_lexicon/displaced_persons.html

 http://www1.yadvashem.org/exhibitions/temporary_exhibitions/childsplay/lexicon/displaced_persons.html

 http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/ (put DP camps in search box)

 http://www1.yadvashem.org/odot_pdf/Microsoft%20Word%20-%206273.pdf