Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Eva Boros - February 11, 1983

1948 III

Now in Czechoslovakia, back in Czechoslovakia uh, immediately after the war uh, I, I got uh, typhoid fever and I lost, as you can see, most of my hair I--was lost, this disease causes hair loss. I had braid and the thing... So that's--I was in a hospital, hospital like quarantine. So it wasn't--meanwhile, also my grandmother got the typhoid fever and she died in, in it, from it. It was real bad. The outlook of life, that one went to Israel and that a new place, a new people, the hope and the, the feeling of being uplifted, and the, the will to, to survive these British uh, the British occupancy, actually I cannot tell you where it came from. It's something that must have really come from the youth or maybe the way that the, the country was building you know, the feeling that you are part of something terribly big and important. The enthusiasm, the, the, the, the idealism that all of us had that is undescribable really unbelievable. Especially if I think of what it came down to today in Israel. [laughs]


Yeah, it is not funny at all. The, the high morality, the feeling of uh, of closeness and togetherness that you, you know, you could feel that you are all in it together. That was an unbelievably good feeling. And I think that the feeling that they--it was a new home, that must have been a very strong, I mean, motivation for all of us. And there are people that actually suffered ten times worse than I did, because I did not suffer in a way you know, at least this is how I said it. I, I never had any fear at all, at all. Which I sometimes think is stupid because uh, one should be aware of the dangers that there are. But it just didn't bother me ever. And then uh, that, so I'm sorry, I forgot. Where did I go back now?

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