Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Abraham Asner - October 10, 1982

Religious Beliefs 2

So, you never stopped believing in God when you saw the children being murdered?

Uh, I couldn't say, I couldn't say that... Excuse me. [interruption in interview]

Well, I talk with lots of educated people and uh, and unbelievers and very fanatic. It doesn't harmonize all, everything all together in according the, the Bible, in accordance scientists what they find out about the world and everything. It doesn't match to each other. See like uh, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and the other time I'm going to shul and everything. I don't know, see, that's the way I brought up and, and I think uh, that's, got to be something, you know, or to save. ??? I couldn't say that, I don't know. It's hard to say that. Or to according to religious uh, from the religious point, mine opinion lots of things uh, is, is not right. I don't believe in uh, everything what uh, the religion said. Because one said this way, one said this way, they take you walk around, the other one... It's really hard, uh ??? every one. I don't know if you're religious or not, I don't know, I couldn't tell you, maybe...

I don't know either. It depends on the day or the year.

I been a strong supporter for Israel. I, that's uh, doesn't matter what kind of government it's going to be, I'm still a, a big supporter for Israel. And uh, and I leave the nations according mine pockets, that's far enough for me. And uh, and uh, I never was a supporter for Begin. And I see Begin what he did, I think he's best the prime minister what Israel has, in mine opinion. Because years ago when I hear from Begin I, I was against his policy. And I am a strong supporter now the way he's uh, he's going on with this policy. He's a strong leader and as a strong leader he know what he's doing, in my opinion. I don't know. Maybe, maybe somebody... Maybe I'm wrong. That's my personal opinion. I don't take from anybody.

I'm not going to tell you you're wrong. It's not for me...

I think anything what Menachem Begin is doing, I think is, that's the way it's supposed to be.

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