Matylda Wyszynska in her room

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  • Photo taken in:
    Lwow
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland

This photo was taken in my room in my partents’ apartment in Lwow. I was a little girl then, I don’t know if I was 7, or 8 years old...

When still lived with my parents, we lived in those large apartment blocks on the third floor, the street was called Na Bajkach. I don't remember how many rooms we had, I always had my own. I was the only child. We had a bathroom. There was a coal stove and by that stove a large plastered box. It had a metal door on top and a small door at the side. Once a week the coal supplier came and poured in the coal and the maid took that coal portion by portion through the small side door. As a child, I loved to lay on that box because it was so warm there. When my mother went out somewhere, I went to the kitchen to the servants and had my shakedown on that box. And the servants gave me scale weights to play. There was a weight called 'mother' and another called 'father' and the small ones, the children, and I played with them on those scales.

Interview details

Interviewee: Matylda Wyszynska

KEY PERSON

Matylda Wyszynska
Jewish name:
Ada
Year of birth:
1922
City of birth:
Lwow
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
Occupation
after WW II:
Housewife, public servant
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Podchaniuk
    Reason for changing: 
    Remarriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1950
  • Previous family name: 
    Bednarska
    Year of changing: 
    1946
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Fuchs
    Year of changing: 
    1942
    Reason for changing: 
    Hiding Jewish
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