Marysia Goldbaum, pictured in front row, third from the left.
From the daughter of Marysia Goldbaum and
granddaughter of Srul and Zysla Goldbaum:
"My mother’s parents, Srul
Goldbaum and Zysla, nee Frydman, lived in Lublin at Ulica Kowalska 12,
with their daughters Tina Tauba [Marysia] – my mother, and Sura Rebeka.
Marysia was almost twenty-one and Sura just thirteen, when World War II
The four of them remained in the Lublin
Ghetto until March 1942, when the transports to Belzec began.
On the night the Germans knocked on the
door of their home, Marysia was running a high fever, and her father,
believing that they were being taken to a work-camp, and afraid that her
being ill would put her in danger, arranged with a friend, a Jewish
policeman, to hide her. As it turned out, not one of the people taken
from Lublin that night was ever seen again. Marysia managed to reach
Warsaw, where she eventually found employment as a governess with a
wealthy Polish family. She remained with them until the end of the war
in 1945. When Lublin was liberated in 1944, she traveled to Lublin to
look for her family. It was there that she met my father Leon."