Interviewer: Anna Szyba
Date of interview: March 2006
Ms. Wyszynska is a very elegant old lady.
We meet at her apartment in Gdynia, which she shares with her granddaughter.
The apartment is modest but nice. Books on Jewish subjects stand on the shelves.
Interviewer: Tomasz Kluz
Date of interview: November 2005
Despite his ninety years of age, Mr. Najman is a very vigorous man.
He tells the story of his life in a rapid manner, missing words, making frequent digressions...
You can hear in his voice the characteristic melodic drawl of pre-war Poland's eastern territories and the hard consonants of Yiddish.
He also frequently uses dialect expressions and phrases.
It’s me in 2003. Now I live in Warsaw.
My first wife died in 1976, in November. And I was left alone. My second wife's name is Zofia, and we are together till this day.
My relationship with Zofia began when my former wife was still alive. Zofia is quite simply a good human being.
She believed it was my God-given duty to take care of Maria, who was ill and needed me.
This is me in 1947 or 1948, in Walbrzych.
After the war, in March 1946 I returned home from the Soviet Union with my wife, Maria.
At the beginning I was in Lodz. There was nobody left from my closest family, and Bela, my fiancee was also gone.
I was continually in touch with my uncle Adolf Fajner, the one who lived in Manchester. After the war he played the role of a link between the family members who were still alive.
This is Zygmunt Minc, my father’s brother, in front of a guesthouse, surrounded by friends..
He’s second from left. This is probably taken in Krynica. Probably in 1947, 1948.
My grandparents lived in Warsaw. Their home was in a very elegant place, on Smolna Street, opposite what is now the drugstore at the corner of Smolna and Nowy Swiat, on the third floor.
The house was destroyed in WWII. That's where the two eldest sons of my grandparents were born: Bernard Mintz, who later became a doctor, and my father - Izydor Jozef.
This picture was taken when the Pilsudski Hill was being built, after Pilsudski’s death, in Cracow, near the Kosciuszko Hill.
Here, on the left is my brother Wladyslaw Minc and in the middle there is our uncle Bernard Minc.
On the right there is my cousin Adam Minc, the son of my father’s youngest brother - uncle Zygmunt Minc.
My father's older brother, Bernard, completed his medical studies in Vienna around 1908-9.
There he married Schwester, I mean the sister superior whose name was Maria (people called her Mitzi).