Zosia Laks in the Jewish preschool

Zosia Laks in the Jewish preschool

This is a picture taken in the 1930s in Katowice, at my younger sister Zosia’s, preschool. Zosia went to a Jewish preschool, which was operated by my mother's friend, Mrs. Schif.

It was a private preschool, but it wasn't expensive. Mrs. Schif taught the children some Hebrew, sang with them. The activities always took place at our apartment, in the nursery.

Zosia was very close to Natan, our brother. She adored him and he was nice to her, good and kind. Not like I was to her. I remember that I once took her hand and put it on a hot light bulb.

Zosia annoyed me, because I had to take her everywhere with me. When I went to the Organization [Mrs. Wygodzka used to belong to the Zionist Youth Organization Akiba], I had to drag her with me.

I think she was later a member of this organization as well, but this was already during the war, in Sosnowiec. Zosia also managed to go to the Berek Joselewicz school for some time.

When she was ten years old, the war broke out.

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