Zoja Warzager with her dog Diana

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  • Photo taken in:
    Legnica
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland

This is my wife Zoja Warzager, nee Titowa, with our dog Diana. Diana was an extremely clever dog, we both remember her very well. She learned how to get us a daily newspaper from kiosk placed not far from our house. We would give her a small envelope with money, and she always returned with the newspaper.

I met my wife in Russia; she already had a four-year-old daughter by then. We were in Russia a while together - we even went and registered in the register office there as a married couple. And then we had another wedding here in Legnica. It never bothered her, my being Jewish. We never even talked about it; it just wasn't an issue for us. She often used to go down to the social club with me, and sometimes to community meetings as well.

My stepdaughter also knows I'm Jewish and that's never been a problem for her. She doesn't go to shul with me, but she respects me and she knows a lot about Jewish culture. She studied medicine in Wroclaw and became a doctor; now she works in Legnica. So I have a good situation - she always gives me the prescriptions I need, and I don't have to stand in line. I take the same medication all the time, for my heart. I've had four heart attacks already.

Interview details

Interviewee: Michal Warzager
Interviewer:
Jakub Rajchman
Month of interview:
July
Year of interview:
2004
Legnica, Poland

KEY PERSON

Zoja Warzager
Year of birth:
1919
City of birth:
Karpinsk
Country name at time of birth:
USSR
Occupation
after WW II:
Accountant/Bookkeeper
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Titowa
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1940

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