Zibn in bunkier [Seven in the Bunker]

  • Chaim
  • Goldstein
  • Warszawa
  • 1962
  • personal accounts
  • yes
  • no
  • Yiddish
  • A few years before the outbreak of the war in 1939, he emigrated from Poland to France. He lived in Paris, in Rue de Baux, from where he was deported to Auschwitz in June 1942; at the beginning of 1943, he was in Birkenau. His wife and two children stayed in Paris. In October 1943, with other Jews from Auschwitz, chosen by the Germans (about 2,000 people), from different European countries (but not from Poland), he was transported to the Warsaw ghetto, to the Umschlagplatz, and later, put into military prison in Gesia Street. He was released on the day of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising by a partisan unit of the Home Army (Armia Krajowa). He got the pseudonym 'Warszawiak' from them. He took active part in the Warsaw Uprising. After the fall of the uprising, he hid in the bunker for four moths, in the ruins of the house at Franciszkanska Street No. 8. After the war, he got back to France. He found his wife and child.