Vladka era miembro del movimiento de jóvenes de Zukunft, parte del Bund (el partido socialista judía). Participó activamente en la resistencia del ghetto de Varsovia y fue miembro de la Organización Judía de Combate (ZOB). En diciembre de 1942, pasó de contrabando a la parte polaca aria de Varsovia para obtener armas y encontrar lugares donde se podían esconder niños y adultos. Se hizo mensajero activo para la resistencia judía y para judíos en los campos, bosques y otros ghettos.
When it was the deportation and she [Vladka's mother] was deported together with my brother, I, I was, I want to take out from the Umschlagplatz [the assembly point], you know, and I thought that maybe I will bribe one of the policemen in our house. Whatever I have, I had a little watch or some others, and the policemen sometimes were able to take out people from the Umschlagplatz. And I went to him, and nothing worked, and finally I decided I will go together with them. I told them that I will be with, together when they will be deported, and I went to the Umschlagplatz, but I, somehow I couldn't decide and I couldn't make myself go there, because I knew from the underground that this deporting is leading not to other places. If it was my youth or I didn't go to her, and even today it bothers me. And she went with my little brother and I mentioned that from the Umschlagplatz he sent out the note that they are, he is hungry and they are going, at that time they were giving before the entry to the trains, bread and marmalade for the people to make them believe that they are going to be resettled into other cities when the truth was that they were being taken to Treblinka, to the gas chambers.
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