Irena Wygodzka with her friends Mala Lobel and Hanka Urbach

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  • Fénykép készítésének helye:
    Katowice
    Ország neve a fénykép készültekor:
    Poland 1919-1939
    Ország neve ma::
    Poland

In this picture I’m in Kosciuszki Park in Katowice with my friends: Mala Lobel (first from right) and Hanka Urbach (first from left). The picture was taken in the late 1930s.

I had several friends at school: there was Mala Lobel, Hanka Urbach, there was Rutka Reichman, Mina Schif, Hela Hass. All of us, with the exception of Mina, were in love with this boy from our class. His name was Natan Rozenzweig.

He was charming, nice, intelligent, wise. I think I even made out with him somewhere in the park. Those were very immature feelings, but they did bind us, because we stayed in touch for a long time.

Natan was in the ghetto in Warsaw, he wrote me that he was sick with typhus. I even sent him a typhus vaccine. He died in the ghetto.

When we were children, and later teenagers, we used to go to Kosciuszki Park. There was this special sledding trail there. It was quite far away from the center of the city.

Fairs of industrial products took place in Kosciuszki Park from time to time. There was also Bugla, an outdoor swimming pool, where we used to go to swim. There was a skating rink, where we went skating. We also played ball.

I used to go to the cinema with my brother. It was a huge expense for us, but there was this one teller, who let us in without tickets. There were some cowboy movies, I also went to see 'Ben Hur.’

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

További képek ebből az országból

Ru'ena Deutschová Auschwitzban
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