Excerpted from Jack Borenstein's memories of daily life in Ostrowiec:

Shoes & Tailors

There was a son that made shoes…so I always got shoes from him custom made…that was more expensive….it was more expensive…we didn’t go in to a store…even a suit, we had custom made. Material for the suit…. they left a piece to make a hat from the same material. You took the material to a hat make to make a hat. For children, if you needed another suit, (my father) took the old suit and made a suit for myself.

That was life…(how) people lived...nobody lived till a hundred ...like people live here….”