Krulik Wilder

Israel (Krulik) Wilder was born on 3rd December 1928, in the small town of Piotrokow in Poland. His mother Chaja and sister Basia were murdered in the death camp of Treblinka. Israel and his father Lajb were taken to the death camp of Buchenwald which Lajb did not survive. Israel was then transported to Theresienstadt,…

Bela Szwaicer-Kirzner

I was born March 15, 1929 in Lodz, Poland. I was interned in 4 concentration camps. The first one was ghetto Lodz for 4 and one half years. In August 1944 the ghetto was liquidated and my family and I were taken to Auschwitz where I lost my whole family. After 10 horrible weeks, I…

David Wiernik

David was 15 and living in the town of Lodz in Poland when the war started. Hearing the Germans were rounding people up for deportation, he secreted his family in a high loft while he himself hid in a sewer. He saved seven people from certain death. Some of the relatives are still alive today.…

Ivor Wieder

Our father Ivor Wieder was born on April 6th 1931 in Barsna, Romania. In 1944 he was taken to Auschwitz and went on to Belsen until he was finally liberated in 1945, probably one of the youngest inmates to survive. He was brought to England in 1946 and started a new life, firstly in Gateshead…

Ernest Sunog

Ernest Sunog was born in Munkacs on August 15, 1928. He was taken to the concentration camp at Auschwitz probably in 1944. Prior to liberation, he was fortunate to survive one of the death marches. He was liberated by the American army and then narrowly escaped being trapped in Eastern Europe by the Russians. Of…

Weir Courtney

I chose to make this square for everyone at Weir Courtney, Lingfield, Surrey, as a token of my gratitude for all their loving care and support they gave all the youngest children who were brought over with The Boys. Weir Courtney was one of many hostels which were opened to receive the youngest camp survivors.…

Michael Stern

Moszek and Fajga Szternfeld lived in Zgierz and had four sons: Bolek (b1924), Mietek, my dad (b1927), Jakob (b1930) and Falk (b1934). Mietek’s childhood memories revolved around his grandmother Sarah and horse riding with his father, wearing his treasured riding boots. The whole family was registered in the Lodz ghetto in 1941. His parents died…

Avram Weinstock

Avram or as he is known to all his friends – Romek was born on 5th October 1927 in the village of Okocim in Poland to Marcus and Betsha. He and his brother Zvi were sole survivors of the family of eight. After liberation, in April ’45, the two brothers arrived at a DP children’s…

Jerry Wegier

Jerry’s journey is represented by four playing cards. Follow the cord to see the order of the journey. Jerry and his parents had to leave their home in Radom, when he was 8 years old, hence the Polish flag and photo on playing card, showing No. 8. The cord then snakes right to the Russian…

Alec Ward

Alec was born (Abram Warszaw) in Parysow near Lublin, Poland, and lived mainly in the village of Magnuszew. He survived two ghettos, three slave labour camps and two concentration camps and was liberated from Mauthausen by the Americans on 5th May 1945. Alec’s entire family perished during the war but the shooting of his younger…