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Kisvarda es Kornyeke Zsidosaga Emlekkonyv
Edited by: Rabbi Dr. Karoly Jolesz, Efrajim Agmon, Rabbi Smuel
Aba Grosz, Jichak Mandel,
Avraham Marmorstein and Jozsef Reismann
Published in Tel Aviv, 1980
Peter S Spiro
Our sincere appreciation to Abraham Marmorstein, of Petach Tikvah, Israel,
This is a translation from:
Sefer yizkor le-kehilat Kleinwardein ve-ha-seviva (Memorial book of Kleinwarden and vicinity),
Ed: Rabbi Dr. Karoly Jolesz, et al., Tel Aviv, Kleinwardein Society, 1980 (269 pages, Hebrew, Hungarian, and English).
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|This translation is in memory of my grandmothers, Gizella Fischer and
Pessel Spiro, whom I never knew. They were two simple, pious women who went
the suffering and terror of the Kisvarda ghetto to perish in Auschwitz. May
their memory be for a blessing.
My mother and grandmother Gizella arrived together at the gates of Auschwitz, where they were sent different ways by the infamous doctor known as the "angel of death." My mother had lost her kerchief on the way, and my grandmother took off hers and gave it to her, saying "you have a cold, you need it more than I do." That was the last time they saw each other.
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