Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Eva Boros - February 11, 1983

Leaving the Kibbutz

And at night, I must have been in the camp a day or two days, maybe one day. It was evening and we went uh, to the, to eat in the dining hall and I heard, when I heard a girl uh, talking loud and saying something. And I recognized it was my childhood friend from Bratislava. She has a, a speech uh, it's not a disorder. She says the "r" like the Germans. "Rrrr" like this, like the sabras. So it was obviously that I recognized her immediately. I said, I screamed in the night I said "Heti, Heti, is it you?" And, of course, and it was very interesting and we were in the army. And uh, I was in the Nachar, which was again border kibbutz, borderline guarding. I didn't enjoy it and then uh, I went uh, after this I went to Ha...I went to Jaffa and I was in the engineer corps. I worked there as a, just in an office. So after I finished the army I went to Jerusalem because I met a girlfriend that was willing to keep me in her room for money. So we shared the room and then uh, I started to work. It was very difficult at the time because there was nothing to have. No jobs available. Money was unavailable from no source. My sister was in a kibbutz. My brother was uh, also in a kind of a kibbutz. So I--nobody that could support me. I did not want to go to my sister's kibbutz because I, I felt that she is not really fair to me. She would be you know, too much supervision. Young girl. I just didn't want it. And I didn't feel that at this point I want to be in a kibbutz. I just had it. I felt that I did what I could for my country. I didn't get anything uh, back, I mean in, in the term, all these people that didn't do a thing, they got jobs, excellent jobs. They were trained in the army, they got good jobs in the army and I somehow always only had the, the dead end of it. And I was actually bitter. I just felt I have had it, I don't want--I just want to do it for myself. So then slowly I, I got a job, a part-time job. And then I went to another bank. I, I got a good job in a bank. Very shortly after I left the army I met my husband and we were friends ever since. And, I mean, sometimes even today we are friends.


And uh, that's it. That's more or less it.

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