Adventure in a DP Camp: A Story Told to Me by My Parents

This is a true story which I know only because my parents told me about it. I don’t have a lot of stories about their experiences during and after the Second World War, but I remember this one very well. They liked to tell it to me. My parents were Jews born in Bendzin (also spelled “Bedzin”), Poland, where they lived vastly different lives.  My mother grew up in a middle-class religious home; my father came from an upper-class, well-to-do background.  I do not know how they eventually met and got married in 1940, when he was forty and...

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