Zosia Laks visiting Katowice

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  • Photo taken in:
    1998
    Year when photo was taken:
    1998
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland

This is a picture of my sister Zosia Laks nee Beitner standing next to a monument commemorating Jews from Katowice. This picture was taken in 1998.

Both my sisters got married. Their husbands were born in Israel, but their parents were from Poland. My sisters didn't visit me often in Poland. Jadzia came once in 1958. She only visited me again recently, a month ago.

Zosia came here several months ago for some celebrations. She was also in Katowice for the opening of the monument of the Katowice synagogue.

With my sisters, after some time, I started speaking Hebrew. Not always though. When Jadzia visited me recently we spoke Polish, so she would remember it, because she was only a child during the occupation. But when Zosia calls me from Israel we speak Hebrew, because it's easier for her.

Interview details

Interviewee: Irena Wygodzka
Interviewer:
Zuzanna Schnepf
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2005
Warsaw, Poland

KEY PERSON

Zosia Laks
Year of birth:
1928
Decade of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Katowice
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Beitner
    Year of changing: 
    1950
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1950

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

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