Tales of my first life

Translation of
“Sipurim Machayim Harishonim”

By Yochanan Dvir

Unpublished memoir



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This is a translation from: Sipurim Machayim Harishonim 1923-1946
Tales of my first life 1923-1946, by Yochanan Dvir, Lahavot Habashan, 2002 (H)

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My name is Yochanan Dvir. I was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1923. In WWII I lived in the Warsaw Ghetto with my family, and in 1943 fled from the ghetto and was sent to work in Germany under an assumed Polish name Jan Sikorski. All my family was murdered in the Holocaust. After the war I returned to Warsaw to search in vain for my parent and my sister, and later came to Israel, where I became member of Lehavot Habashan.
  Yochanan Dvir
Lehavot Habashan
July 2003

The family
Our home
The war
In the Warsaw Ghetto
Once again in the Ghetto
On the “Arian” side
In Germany
In Warsaw again
In Germany again

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