/ Bockenhein – Grandmother dies and 10 year old sister buried her / PL
Describes how he, his mother and his grandmother were all in hospital with typhoid. He was lying in the bed with his mother, and she was in a worse state than he. When his mother came out of the fog of fever, she asked after her mother, and he remembered he had vaguely been aware of a body being removed from that bed. Only his sister was well and so, at the age of 10, it was left to her to arrange the funeral. (Note: Jerzy has had a stutter since the start of the war, when a bomb landed on their house and frightened him so much that he did not speak at all for some days).
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Kresy – Siberia Fundation