Teofila Silberring

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  • Foto aufgenommen in:
    Krakow
    Jahr:
    1934
    Ländername:
    Poland
    Name des Landes heute:
    Poland

This is me in 1934, the date is written on the back of this photograph . There is also a dedication ?For Stefcia to remember - Toska Nussbaum. Cracow, April 1939.? I don?t remember who Stefcia was.

I went to a state elementary school; that school is still there - on Starowislna Street, on the corner of Miodowa Street, this big, red school. Not to the end; somewhere around the 5th grade Father transferred me. Because at that school we had to go to religious studies classes and Father was afraid that I would have complexes. There were maybe four Jewish girls in my class. There were no barriers between us and the rest of the children. I must admit that I didn't feel any. I had friends. I suspect it depends on the home and on the parents. If the parents at home, in front of the children, don't say, 'He's a Jew' or 'Don't play with her because she's a Jew,' then there isn't any difference. That was how it was with me and Esia - that was her name - Teresia, or something. She had a little dog and I was very friendly there. Her parents liked me a lot and there was absolutely no talk of my being a Jew and her not. And for instance our maid, she went to church on Bozego Ciala Street - there's a beautiful church there - and she always took me. 'Toska, come on, we're going to church.' So I would go. And whenever the priest was sprinkling the congregation with holy water, she would say 'Get down under the pew, or he'll sprinkle you!' I would get down. But I used to tell my parents, and somehow Mom never minded, because my parents had the healthy view that whatever I learned wouldn't harm me.

Interview details

Interviewte(r): Teofila Silberring
Interviewt von:
Magdalena Bizon
Monat des Interviews:
November
Jahr des Interviews:
2004
Krakow, Poland

HAUPTPERSON

Teofila Silberring
Geburtsjahr:
1925
Geburtsort:
Cracow
Geburtsland:
Polen
Beruf
nach dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Office clerk
Familiennamen
  • Vorheriger Familienname: 
    Nussbaum
    Jahr der Namensänderung: 
    1947
    Grund der Namensänderung: 
    Marriage

Weitere Informationen

Ebenfalls interviewt von:
Memorial and Museum Auschwitz - Birkenau
Interviewdatum:
1998

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