Wacek Kornblum’s uncle Mosze Kornblum with his wife

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This is my father’s brother Mosze, or Moris Kornblum and his wife in Paris. This picture was taken before they left for United States, so it must have been 1930s.

Father had a couple of sisters and a brother. Father's older brother, Mosze, went to Paris at the beginning of the 1920s, along with his wife, who had a family there. And later they went to the United States from Paris. I don't know when he was born, but he was about four years older than my father. Uncle married a Jewish woman from Warsaw. I don't remember her name, they had three daughters. One of them, Suzi, committed suicide in Washington after the war, as a very young woman. The other two, Lilian and Madeleine, lived until not long ago, one died maybe half a year ago when she was 90 something years old, the other, who we keep in touch with from time to time, is still alive.

In the ghetto, when my parents realized we would most likely be separated Dad wrote down the address of his brother in America and I put the piece of paper with this address on it into my wallet that Dad made for me.

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Interviewee: Wacek Kornblum
Anna Szyba
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Warsaw, Poland


Mosze Kornblum
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Powazki near Warsaw
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after WW II

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