Mieczyslaw Najman with his son-in-law

Mieczyslaw Najman with his son-in-law
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  • Photo taken in:
    Swinoujscie
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland
This is me with my son-in-law, my daughter Sabina's husband. This photograph was taken after their wedding in Swinoujscie in the 1980s. Me and my wife we never had a church wedding, I didn't want to and she didn't either. And we lived like that for over fifty years, brought up the children, without any divorces or anything. I made sure my children got the proper education, sent one to be an officer, my daughter went into university, got married, I helped her build a house. I never told them anything about religion. I lived normally, didn't christen them, didn't do anything of the sort. That's how they lived and they married Polish guys. My daughter Sabina is in Israel. She'll be fifty now. Lives there with her husband, her son and daughter. He went there two years before her, found a job, everything, and then called her to come with the girls, for a month. She came for a month, he took their passports, and they stayed. He was granted the citizenship, and they were. He's a regular Pole. They can't tell there in Israel. He'll say his father's a Jew, his father-in-law is a Jew. Went to pray with me too. I went to the prayer house and they confirmed he had been going with me every Saturday for the ceremony, for two years? Knew his way around, a smart boy. Went to the rabbi, told him about all those things, and the rabbi says, 'Okay, we'll help you.' Took two years and they granted him the citizenship. His wife and children too. Went to do his army service and alright. Has a job, an apartment?

Interview details

Interviewee: Mieczyslaw Najman
Interviewer:
Tomasz Kluz
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2005
Swinoujscie, Poland

KEY PERSON

Mieczyslaw Najman
Year of birth:
1916
Decade of birth:
1910
City of birth:
Drohobycz
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Occupation
before WW II:
Accountant
after WW II:
Executive in socialist firms
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Fischer
    Reason for changing: 
    Hiding Jewish Identity/Nationality
    Decade of changing: 
    1940

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