Aronek Wygodzki with Sara Diler and other friends

Aronek Wygodzki with Sara Diler and other friends

In this picture, taken in the 1930s, there is Aronek, the youngest brother of my husband Stanislaw Wygodzki.

I can recognize the girl who wears a kerchief, she taught me drawing in the Berek Joselewicz Public School in Katowice. Her name was Sara Diler. I really liked her. Marlena, that's how we called her, she had beautiful legs, like Marlene Dietrich.

Sara Diler was very shapely, nice, intelligent. We met in Israel, many, many years after the war and talked about the days in Katowice. It had turned out that before the war she was a friend of my future husband, Stanislaw Wygodzki.

My husband was from Bedzin. His name was Szyja. Stanislaw was his pen name before the war. His parents were Icchak and Rywa-Brajndla, nee Werdiger.

I know that Rywa-Brajndla's brother, Samuel Werdiger, was living in Paris with his wife Anii and daughter Luci. My husband also had other relatives in France: some male cousin.

My husband had three younger brothers, their names were: Lejb, Leon and Aronek. When someone asked Rywa-Brajndla how she was doing, she'd answer: 'My husband is a Zionist, my four sons are communists, how can I be doing?'

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