Wacek Kornblum with his stepmother and her friend.

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  • Photo taken in:
    Warsaw
    Year when photo was taken:
    1934
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland

This is me, my mom and her friend in Saski Garden, at the fountain in 1934. 

I remember the Saski Garden, near the Unknown Soldier's grave, there were eleven arches, it was called 'eleven gates', and it took the entire stretch between the Saski Palace, which isn't there any more, and the buildings of the general headquarters. There are only three arches left out of that (I think). It was a well known architectural accent and we used to go there to watch changing of the guard. We used to go to the Saski garden often. It was nice in there, there was a Japanese house, which doesn't exist today, there was a garden, a railing around. And whenever we went to the Saski Garden, we had to jump on the wall where the railing was, hold Mom or Dad with one hand in order not to fall down, and walk like that the entire way. At the entrance, at the Pilsudski Square, right to the left, there was a huge café Sigalina where we used to go for kefir, and at the entrance they used to sell ice-cream Eskimos, on a stick. And there was a sundial, which is still there today, a temple of love, and a famous fountain, a pond that turned into a skating rink in the wintertime and we used to go there to skate. I wasn't good at skating.

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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