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How My Grandma Reclaimed Her Femininity and I Shed Mine

While I am shedding my femme clothes, I’m reminded of how my grandmother reclaimed her femininity, stolen from her by the Nazis, with a new dress.

They inject usSo we have no children.

I was lucky, mine fit.

Isn’t this exactly the reason for my Jewish nose?

where she wore only a thin piece of cotton as a dress. She worked in a factory with about one thousand other Hungarian women to rebuild bombs with mustard gas, which rotted her teeth.

Was a girl, her name is Anot, had perfect German. Lunchtime, they say not too far, not too far. We thought, maybe we will be free. rfree.

Don’t want us to be put in back Auschwitz. He was really good.

We left the camp maybe nine o’clock. By eleven o’clock we don’t see any Germans.

One girl, she was a seamstress. She make us each a dress from the curtain! The women at the oven, they say, your dress was made from my curtain!