Nació: 1920, Falenica, Poland
"Así que no había ningún futuro para mi, en absoluto..." [Entrevista: 1996]
(English translation) ISRAEL C.: I saw, I saw one thing. I'm going to talk about my studies. I didn't see any future. I didn't see any future because I knew that once I finished - it was one year before the war started - the day I finished I wouldn't have access to anything, not university, not a job, nothing, absolutely nothing. My only option is to emigrate. And to emigrate, without means - because I had no means - without means it was a difficult thing. So I had no future at all. We were an element, a sector…a sector of the population that was totally and completely discriminated. INTERVIEWER: How did you perceive it personally? ISRAEL C.: Personally I only saw it in daily life. I saw it on the trains. When I traveled, there were Polish passengers and when … I looked … I honestly looked 100 percent Polish when I was younger. They didn't bother me, but I saw that they bothered other passengers. And my father who had a beard was scared to get off in Warsaw to go to his daughter's house. He was scared because the Poles… attacked him. There was a group of Poles that were very, very…very nationalistic, very antisemitic that given any opportunity would attack him and wouldn't leave him alone.
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