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II. During the Holocaust
In 1941, my eldest brother, Chaim heard that the ghetto was going to be liquidated. That night he smuggled me out. I kissed my mother goodbye. The next day, everyone in the ghetto was sent to Treblinka and gassed. My mother was among them.

Chaim had a privileged job of driving a truck in and out of the ghetto. He drove me to an abandoned farm and hid me in a haystack in an abandoned barn and told me that he would come back for me. I waited two days, then three days, and I became very worried. Finally, he came back and smuggled me into the work camp where my father and brother Abram were working. My job was to stamp ammunition shells with the initials 'FES'. I was very fast and I had no problem doing 3,200 shells a day.
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I. Skarszysko, Poland
II. During the Holocaust
III. Rediscovering Freedom
IV. Orphanage
V. Finding a Home
VI. Coming to Canada
VII. Becoming Canadian
Treblinka
A death camp in Poland where about 870 000 Jews were murdered, including most of the Jews of Radom and Warsaw. Treblinka I, a penal camp was established in 1941 to exploit raw materials from the quarry. Treblinka II, the death camp, was run from July1942 to August 1943 by the Nazis with the help of Ukrainian guards. After an armed uprising on August 2, 1943, the Nazis completely destroyed the camp and converted the site to a farm.