“In an instant our women, our parents, our children disappeared. We saw them, for a short while as an obscure mass at the end of the platform then we saw nothing more.”

Primo Levi

76 years ago Manfred and Siegfried watched their parents fade into the distance on a train at the Zbaszyn train station. When we returned, we were met by a local historian that surprised us with documents and information about our family. Learn about his research at http://zbaszyn1938.pl/

On a cold morning in October, 1938, some 9,000 Polish Jews got off a train in neu Bentschen and walked the 10 Km to Zbaszynek, crossing the Polish-German border.  After visiting the train station, we walked the 10 Km from Zbaszyn to Neu Bentschen (modern day Zbaszynek).


One thought on “Zbaszyn

  1. Following your family’s odyssey is having a profound impact on me. My thoughts are with you every day ……Jacob, Larry and I send our love to you and to your entire family. –Deborah Vesely

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