As a child from 10 years I begin to be a Zionist, and in 40, the last day of the 40s I begin to come to the Zionist movement and during our meetings I have forgotten that I am hungry. During our meetings we haven't been in the ghetto we have been in Palestine, we have been pioneers, we know the geography of Palestine, we know about the kibbutzim, we know about moshavim, moshavot, ah you don't know what, uh, it was colonies. And we learned Hebrew songs and we learned ah the history of Zionists
How did your parents look upon it, what did your parents say about it?
My parents was about it, they agreed. Even my mother make me one time, she make me a shirt of scouts. It was a movement, a Zionist scout movement so when I received the shirt of the scouts I have been very very happy and during our meetings we have forgotten, we have ah we have speak about everything, but not about hunger we haven't been hungry, we have been again children.
Chaim Kozienicki discusses the anti-Jewish restrictions implemented in Lodz after the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, and his family's forced relocation into the Lodz ghetto in March 1940.»