Javasky, Ruth

Ruth Javasky was born in Poland in 1929. Her family owned a store prior to the war
and people would throw stones through the windows when the store was closed. In
1942 her sister was taken away from her family. The rise of anti-Semitism was rough
on her family as she was eventually taken away from them and sent to a labour camp.
During the war she worked in the camp cleaning an office because she was too young
to do any physical work. When the war ended she was liberated by the Russians and
she met up with her cousin. They traveled back to Poland and met up with her two uncles. Her
great uncle who lived in Canada sponsored them to move to Toronto. She and her
father moved to Toronto, where Ruth still lives.  Ruth was interviewed for this project at Baycrest on the 12th of January 2018