Wacek Kornblum with his brother Borus and stepmother Lonia Kornblum

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  • Photo taken in:
    Miedzeszyn
    Year when photo was taken:
    1938
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland

This is me, my brother Borus and our mom in Miedzeszyn,on  15th August 1938. 

Almost every year we used to go for holidays with the family, usually to the so called Linia - a row of tourist-health resort towns located on the line Warsaw-Otwock. We went to Otwock, Falenica, once to Swider, many times to Miedzeszyn, once to Jablonna - summer resort towns near Warsaw. And once to Kazimierz. We usually took a train to the Linia, but we took a ship to Kazimierz on the Vistula River, from Warsaw. And our things, because we used to bring everything, we used to send by a horse carriage. I remember we would load things up at 6am and the horse carriage would get to the destination by night.

We used to go for a month, sometimes two. Estusia, mom's niece who used to live with us, would come with us, of course. Once she stayed behind on the train station, she didn't manage to get on the train, and it was a big fuss, was she going to come on the next train or not. She did. Some summers Kuba came with us, too. Once Dad did it so that Aunt Chawcia and Izaak came as well.

Interview details

Interviewee: Wacek Kornblum
Interviewer:
Anna Szyba
Month of interview:
December
Year of interview:
2005
Warsaw, Poland

KEY PERSON

Wacek Kornblum
Jewish name:
Izaak
Year of birth:
1926
City of birth:
Paris
Country name at time of birth:
France
Occupation
after WW II:
Official

Other Person

Lonia Kornblum
Jewish name:
Lea
Year of birth:
1900
City of birth:
Warsaw
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1942
City of death:
Treblinka
Country of death:
Poland
Died where:
Death camp
Occupation
before WW II:
Teacher, housewife, seamstress
  • Previous family name: 
    Mileband
    Year of changing: 
    1929
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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