JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>

Imagine being nine years old, and witnessing and enduring the horrors of the coming
Holocaust. Yehudit Przenica leaves nothing of that to the imagination in her
remembrance of the war's outbreak in "A Child on the Roads," >from the Yizkor book
of Nowy Dwor, Poland. She became breadwinner for her ailing family by begging for
food >from town to town, she watched as Germans dug ditches and buried Jews alive,
she was hidden by a priest who the Germans cruelly tortured to find out where she
was, and as soldiers searched for her with flashlights, she hid in a deep grave
where she "felt dead bodies under my feet" and worms and animals crawling over her.
But she survived those time to hand down to us her story.


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

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