Argentina on the day that
Hitler invaded Poland. They were cut off from contact
with their home. Instead they traveled back to Poland,
which had already been captured by Hitler's army and
where the destruction of Jewish life had already begun.
In September 1941, they traveled to America, where they
were engaged by the actor Herman Yablokoff.
Every year, they stayed in
America, where they brought their daughter Zisele. They
had sought to keep track of her in Warsaw, where they
had left had left their son against whom it was
bavust that he was taken away by the Nazis together
with all the members of both families.
According to the journalist
Y. Shmulevitsh, the parents had, while acting in 1966 in
Montreal (Canada), met Fabian Shtrouber from Potok-Zloty,
Poland, who told them that he had seen a German assassin
shoot their son. He had seen this himself that the
murder was committed by the German Schmidt against which
he indeed performed the process, which is against the
murderers occurred(?) in Darmstadt, Western Germany.
According to a protocol of
the trial, the witness Fabian Shtrouber said that in the
summer of 1942 the Nazis brought him from Przemysl to
Dembo, where there was a Nazi labor and purification(?)
camp. There in the woods, around 600 Jews worked as
slaves. The commandant of the camp was the accused big shot
at the time, who had in a sadistic way tormented the
Jews. A second accused in the process was the Nazi
Schmidt, a fanatic, who thought that tormenting and
murdering Jews was a sacred thing for the German people. Shtrober had related that the process that Schmidt used
to, by his own hand, shoot the sick Jews in the camp,
and he also saw Schmidt shoot Avrahamele, Bozyk's son.
Avrahamele had gone into the village, looking for bread.
Nazi guards caught him and brought him to Schmidt. He
commanded Avrahamele to avektsuleygen the ground,
in a kind of bunker, where he had to lay for an entire
night and tsumorgns in the early...., when they
forced him to work, and Schmidt had, by himself, shot
That is how his parents
caught on to the tragic end of their son.
Sh. E. from
Y. Shmulevitsh --
Tate-mame veysen shoyn itst vegn gurl fun zeyer zuhn,
"Forward", N. Y., 14 February 1967.