JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: secret coded words #general


tom klein <jewishgen@...>
 

"Canada" was the name of a sub-camp at Auschwitz. (see Wikipedia
article on Auschwitz at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschwitz. )

I don't know what "socks" might refer to. Perhaps someone with
knowledge of Polish and Yiddish might be able to help.

Tom Klein, Toronto

blspabas@btinternet.com wrote:

It's only this week come to my attention that certain words were used during
WW2 in Eastern Europe so that those who wanted to tell their Jewish families
abroad when writing a Yiddish letter to them what was really going on around
them, they could do so without those parts of their letters being censored.
One example told to me was that "Canada" or a word such as "socks" were used
in place of actually writing out the name of a certain concentration camp
(Auschwitz).

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