I was married before the war to Aharon (Aaron) Kalevach. I had one son Donni, he was 4 years old. I was a seamstress in a labor camp outside of the ghetto. We made monograms and uniforms for the German military. They paid me with food.
While I was away, the Germans liquidated the Pinsk ghetto we were in and killed my whole family. My husband worked for doctors in the Pinsk Ghetto.
I fled to the forest, met up with six other Jews. Four more Jews wanted to join us, the original six said no, but I threatened to leave with them if they did not take them in, they relented.
During the day we hid in the fields and swamps looking for food and at night they foraged and cooked potatoes, sometimes meat and bread, but that was scarce.
I escaped being in the concentration camps by being a part of the Partisans.