'Dziewczynka z ulicy Milej, albo swiadectwo czasu Holocaustu' (A Girl from Mila Street, or a Testimony of the Holocaust)

  • Sara
  • Kraus-Kolkowicz
  • Lublin
  • 1995
  • personal accounts
  • yes
  • no
  • Polish
  • Grew up in Warsaw, lived at Mila Street No. 46, had four sisters and a brother. In the ghetto she obtained food for her family, traded and smuggled. In July 1941 her parents died. In September together with her brother she went to the 'Aryan side', on foot they reached a village called Osmolice located in the Lublin region. In spring 1942 they moved to the village of Prawiedniki, where a local teacher gave shelter to Sara. Later on she was in hiding in Bystrzyca Stara village at the Pasierbiaks' . In autumn 1942 in the parochial house of Saint John's (Swietego Jana) Church in Lublin. At the beginning of December 1942 she returns to Warsaw. Meets a friend of her father from the past who decides that the best option for Sara is to go to forced labour in Germany. After three weeks spent in a camp at Skaryszewska Street, the girl leaves Poland. From 7 January to 2 June 1943 she works on a farm in Schonwalde in Western Pomerania, then in a dairy in Goleniow.