Meer Kuyavskis

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  • Photo taken in:
    Kaunas
    Year when photo was taken:
    2005
    Country name at time of photo:
    Lithuania
    Country name today:
    Lithuania

This is my picture taken during the interview in my apartment in Kaunas in 2005.

Now I am unwell. I became disabled after operation. I am bed-ridden. I live pretty comfortably- get 400 Euros (German pension to the camp prisoners). There was time when I got the compensation from Switzerland for being Dachau prisoner. All of that helps me to get by as well as my daughter Aldona. There is enough money for food, medical care. No money can make up for all those people I lost during war- my perished parents, brothers, with whom I had been severed for many years, and still being unable to be with them. I will not survive a trip to Canada, and they refuse to come to Lithuania. Moishe has a strong antipathy to USSR and I cannot convince him that we are living in a different country now, which is free. Benjamin is not willing to go to Lithuania either. Brothers are helping me. They call me. I am still hoping that I will see them again.

Interview details

Interviewee: Meer Kuyavskis
Kaunas, Lithuania

KEY PERSON

Meer Kuyavskis
Jewish name:
Meer
Year of birth:
1925
City of birth:
Lodz
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
Occupation
after WW II:
Taylor
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Kuyavskiy
    Reason for changing: 
    Adoption

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