When lockdown began six weeks ago, I decided to bring mum to her little hut in the forest. She calls the hut her ‘majątek’ or ‘treasure.’
Mum will be 96 this year. Or maybe 97 according to the Lodz ghetto records. During the war mum suffered greatly and lost her own mother at Auschwitz. At this terrible time she used to dream of escaping to a little hut in the forest. This is why she calls this hut her treasure.
Mum is very happy here and lacks nothing. She spends her day collecting twigs for the fire and doing her big project - sewing the words to her favourite song, 'Que Sera Sera, What Will Be Will Be' on her blanket.
A short film by Jane and Gil Korman