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We also considered our stay in Poland as temporary, so we had to think of some type of occupation. Following Rabbi Kotler's recommendation, I started working in a factory and I met there one of the noblest person in my life. It was Rabbi Pimstein, whose business was located in the centre of the commercial district.
I liked my job very much and was totally dedicated to it. The owners of the business were fond of me and I liked them very much. They were very rich and pleasant people, who also were very good looking. Rabbi Pimstein, with an imposing white beard was a rabbinic authority and a extremely correct person. He also was a clever businessman, somebody pleasing to everybody and to God himself. And I had become his right hand in the business. The work gave me pleasure and taught me much for my future life.
With these people I felt a mensch (a PERSON on my own), happy to be surrounded by these pleasant people. In spite of having been left without a family, we were satisfied and felt that Rabbi Pimstein's family had become ours. Living in a country that was foreign to us, we gained having met these wonderful people, who replaced grandfather, unless and aunts. Rabbi Pimstein had two sons and one daughter – Leizer, Josef, and Minna – who were studying and in spite of being adults were not involved in the business.