Photo taken in:WarsawCountry name today:Poland
This picture was taken in Warsaw after World War II, in the 1950s. Apart from me (first from left), you can see second from left the daughter of my uncle Symche Sosnowiec (a brother of my mother), her brother Dawid Sosnowiec (third from left), and my uncle Mojsze Sosnowiec (the youngest brother of my mother). I remember that Dawid, the son of uncle Symche - back before the war I slept in the same room as him in Radzyn. This Dawid - in Polish Tadek Sosnowiec - after the war, he went to Warsaw, got married there and settled down. He died a few years ago, now only the young generation lives there. And Uncle Mojsze is my mother's youngest brother. Before the war he lived in Radzyn not far from my great-grandparents?. It was this big square, not cobbled, on the edge of town. In the center of town there was a church and a rank for cars and out there on the edge a lot of Jews lived. And there was a prayer house there, on the same square. During the war he'd been in Russia like me and then he lived with his wife and children in Legnica. And he took me to Legnica. There, in Legnica, Chaja and I got married, got all the papers. And I worked for that uncle of mine, he was a cobbler too. My uncle gave us somewhere to sleep, a tiny place, just me and the wife there, and the oldest boy, he was just a baby then, in a pram, a few months old. My uncle Mojsze, he's still alive, in America. He went to Israel after working in Legnica, changed his mind there and went to America. He had his own apartment and left it. I didn't ask why.