Bavaria, Germany

After the war, Jews were returning home and many Poles did not like it. Antisemitism was still going around strong and it got to the point where vigilante groups were forming to get rid of the Jews in the country. Many Jews were left fearing for their lives. Marion's family realized the threat and realized that Germany was the safest place to be. They decided to sneak out at night as they had to sneak past the Soviet guards who were guarding the border from anyone leaving or entering into Poland. If anyone was caught, they would be shot on sight. Once Marion's family successfully snuck out they traveled to Bavaria, Germany. The irony is that they were sneaking into the country that was responsible for killing six million Jews. Germany was now under the American Allies’ control and they were safe and secure there. Marion and her family made it to Bavaria, Germany where they stayed at a DP camp for survivors who had no homes to return to. Marion's family decided that they no longer wanted to stay in Europe any longer and many immigrants wanted to go to United States. However, Marion and her family had no identification and no money. Survivors also needed to have vouchers in order to migrate over to the states. Marion's family traveled to Woorth, Germany where Marion and her family lived in a DP camp where each family got their own room. Marian and her father, Meyer, got their own room. Being the only child living in Woorth, Germany, Marian soon became a symbol of hope. It was unique for any survivors to be seen with a living Jewish child. Marion became the mascot to all the survivors. Whenever there was a time to celebrate, Marion would be put in the lead. Having so much attention only made Marion feel even more isolated. She had no sense of belonging to anyone and everyone was too busy coping with their own horrors that they had experienced at the camps.