Wacek Kornblum’s brother’s granddaughters Nicole, Rhona, Morag

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  • Year when photo was taken:
    1994
    Country name at time of photo:
    United Kingdom
    Country name today:
    United Kingdom

This is the photo of my brother’s grandchildren, Nicole, Rgona and Morag, Anat’s children. 

Wladek's wife's name is Lina. She's also from Warsaw, went through the occupation and the ghetto. They have two daughters: Dafna and Anat. Anat is in London, Dafna lives in Tel Aviv. 

After the war Wladek wanted to hear nothing of Judaism. He was shouting he wasn't a Jew. I wanted to bring him to an orphanage in Otwock. The orphanage was right next to a health resort. The manager of the orphanage was a wife of a deceased Bund activist, Bielicka. Emissaries of Dror and some other Zionist organization would come to the orphanage, and children would agree to go to Israel. I didn't want to let Wladek go, but he told me he was going. Stefa was in France then and I hoped that she'd keep him, but he didn't want to. He met his future wife, Linka, in the orphanage. In Israel Wladek was in a kibbutz, he worked very hard with bananas. 

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Nicole Dougleish
Year of birth:
1987
Country name at time of birth:
United Kingdom

Other Person

Rhona Dougleish
Year of birth:
1992
Country name at time of birth:
United Kingdom

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