Irena Wygodzka with a delegation from Israel in Auschwitz

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  • Fénykép készítésének helye:
    Auschwitz
    Fénykép készítésének éve:
    1963
    Ország neve a fénykép készültekor:
    Poland
    Ország neve ma::
    Poland

This is a picture of a delegation from Israel visiting Auschwitz in 1963.

It was taken during the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto. I am standing third the right.

In 1963 my cousin from Israel, Fredka, visited us. She had run away from Poland during the war, to Hungary and later went from Hungary to Palestine. She came for the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

At that time you could already sense anti-Semitic feelings, the number of people who were allowed to come for the celebrations from Israel was limited.

But there was a delegation from Israel. It included Gideon Hausner, Eichmann's prosecutor, Rabbi Goren, people from the Israeli Embassy. I went to Auschwitz with them. It was the first time I was in Auschwitz.

My husband and I never concealed our identity. My husband wrote about Jewish issues, about the Holocaust. Everyone knew he was a Jew.

Our friends were also Jewish, but we were in touch with some Poles as well. My husband was in the Polish Writers' Association, so he knew lots of writers.

We talked about the Holocaust with our friends. Whatever we talked about, we'd always go back to the war.

Interjú adatok

Interjúalany: Irena Wygodzka
Interjúkészítő neve:
Zuzanna Schnepf
Interjú készítésének hónapja:
May
Interjú készítésének éve:
2005
Warsaw, Poland

Kulcsfigura

Irena Wygodzka
Zsidó név:
Erna (Eni)
Születési év:
1922
Születés évtizede:
1920
Születési hely:
Magdeburg
Ország neve a fénykép készültekor::
Germany
Foglalkozása
II.világháború után:
Technical editor in publishing House
Névváltozás
  • Születési név: 
    Beitner
    Névváltoztatás éve: 
    1945
    Névváltoztatás oka: 
    Marriage
    Névváltoztatás évtizede: 
    1940

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

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