Ordinances were issued forbidding Jews from walking on pavement, traveling beyond town limits, conversing with Christians and going into their homes, doing business with them,and buying necessities from
farmers. All were Verboten. Each Jew was required to wear a white ribbon and yellow badge and to remove his hat before every German.
My Uncle Pesah’s son, Pini, was out-of-town studying
to become an accountant and when he returned this is what he found, according to a letter I received from his friend, Moishe Ajzenbud, now living in Australia. “ The town was in chaos. In Pini’s home
lived a Russian official who told us he was leaving and if we wanted to escape it had to be now. Later would be too difficult. The only transport we had were our bicycles and the only way out was to go to
Minsk. I was ready to go and Pini wanted to go with me. Unfortunately his mother Chava talked him out of it. He could have lived out the war in Russia as he had enough money.”