Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mar

28

1943

A precarious sanctuary for Jews in Poland

Warsaw, Poland, 1943, Jews and German soldiers behind a fence.  The numbers remaining  in the Warsaw ghetto were much now diminished , and the people becoming increasingly desperate.

One day, when only the grandmother and my wife were in the house, sitting as quiet as mice, Henrietta heard a conversation through the wall. The neighbour, Mrs. Kaminska, and a relative of hers were talking. Mrs. Kaminska said she had a feeling that a jewess was hiding next door. The relative said she should inform the Germans at once, and they would soon find out if it were true.