Estera Migdalska with her husband and uncle Noach's granddaughters

Estera Migdalska with her husband and uncle Noach's granddaughters
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  • Photo taken in:
    Warsaw
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland
Here you can see me and my husband on our allotment. Those girls are the granddaughters of my uncle, Noach Dajbog and daughters of his son Julek. This picture was taken by uncle Noach's second wife Bronislawa. They came to visit us from Israel. Upon returning to Poland after the war, he worked at the Defense Ministry's bookkeeping department until about 1955. Then he worked for a couple of years at Jewish cooperatives. He had two sons. In 1968, Marek was in his second year of studies, and Julek hadn't yet completed high school. Uncle said there was still time for at least them to have a peaceful life. That he no longer wanted the shocks, things like the Kielce pogrom, the Jewish Doctors' Plot, and all those things he had to go through. His wife was Jewish. Basically, she was most Zionistic of us all. Uncle Noach had been a Zionist in his youth, but no longer at the time. But he said, well, he'd surely not create a new life for himself, to the contrary, he'd be changing things for worse as he was living on a retirement pension and he'd not transfer the pension to Israel - but at least he'd take the boys out. And in 1968 he emigrated with his sons and wife to Israel. For me, that was an incredible shock.

Interview details

Interviewee: Estera Migdalska
Interviewer:
Anna Szyba
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2005
Warsaw, Poland

KEY PERSON

Estera Migdalska
Year of birth:
1930
City of birth:
Warsaw
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
Occupation
after WW II:
Engineer
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Dajbog
    Year of changing: 
    1954
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Marian Migdalski
Year of birth:
1926
City of birth:
Sandomierz
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
Occupation
after WW II:
Engineer

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education
Date of interview:
1996

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