Through the Eyes of a Child (cont.)
We moved to Postavy. My mother wanted me to attend a better school. At school, I had a girlfriend, Manya Yakubovsky. One day, she took me to the far end of her family's backyard and showed me a place covered with cement. It was one of the mass graves where Jews from Postavy ghetto were buried. I thought about my aunts, uncles, and cousins. Sometimes, I think about what my life would have been like… I feel the pain of a terrible, terrible loss.
|Irene after the war
||Elizabeth and Irene Mauber, 1968
After leaving Poland, we are in Vienna
waiting for visas to the United States
In 1969, my mother and I came to the United States. In 1970, I lost my mother to cancer. A family friend said that my mother had one goal in her life, to bring her child to a free country. She fought for it and when she finally did bring her daughter to a free country, it was time for her to go. My mother was a person of extraordinary strength. She was a survivor. With the help of many other kind people, she saved my life.
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