Photo taken in:SulkowiceCountry name at time of photo:PolandCountry name today:Poland
This is a photo of Julek Fiszgrund with his wife and son. He was born in Sulkowice. Julek's father and my husband's father were cousins. This photo was taken in either the 1930s or 1940s. During the war, Julek was sent to Auschwitz, worked in the camp kitchen as a cook. His wife and son were murdered. He was unable to establish a new family after the war. He first lived in Dzierzoniow, in Silesia. There was a large Jewish enclave there, people from all over Poland, from various places. But he didn't like the place. Said the atmosphere wasn't right. There operated some Jewish organizations there that helped you emigrate to America, and he left. Julek's roots were in such poverty. He was capable of sending us $2 in a letter and he expected us to be happy that we'd have it good, that we'd eat well. He really thought the dollar was so strong here. Well, it was, that's true, but not really that strong. Julek died before my husband, he was in his eighties.