Morris Wajsbrot

Mass rallies were organized in Lublin in 1968. Children were taunted at school, called Jews.

One evening, my older daughter went to a cinema with a friend. Some snotnose approached her and said: ‘You, Jewess, you’re still here’. She didn’t know him, hadn’t provoked him; she had nothing to do with him.

Every morning there were rallies broadcast on television, on the radio. Grown-up kids could already hear that. My younger daughter was sitting on a school bench with her hand on the table. A classmate sitting next to her said: ‘You, take off that mangy Jewish hand’. I was persecuted and my children too, that’s why we left.

(Source: March ‘68 – memories of Lublin emigrants)