Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Erna Blitzer Gorman - July 12, 1989

Guilt About Surviving

Why do you think?

I don't, God, don't know, I asked myself this a lot, um, there must, there were hundreds of thousand of young girls that were brighter and could have contributed to life more than I think have, I am sure there were scientists -- there were all kinds of -- I don't know, that was my karma, whatever that is. Destiny. I ask myself that a great deal. And I have a bit of a guilt feelings about surviving and so many dying; and there shouldn't be any but I have that sense.

You don't see it religiously?

Religiously? No. No. If there would be a God he would have never allowed it. If you call, if you say "Good" God. But I don't want to offend anyone who believes in God, this is just strictly my... [Long pause]

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