Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Bella Camhi - November 18, 1999


Your children's names, Jack and Tilly. Who are the other two?

Uh, Marcia and Steve.

And Steve. And, and they're not married?

Oh, my baby's married. He's got two grandkids. When you get up I'll show you.

Okay, and so you have grandchildren.

Oh yeah, oh yeah. I was blessed that I don't have to raise 'em.

Where, where do they live?

Oh, they're in Kalamazoo.

Oh, so they're far enough away.

Especial that I don't feel good now. I can't sit you know, seven hours. And I don't like to stay in nobody's house. I don't care who it is.


My comfort is my--if I go, I used to go, I take my own pillow.

How old are the grandchildren?

Uh, one is going to be twelve.


And one just uh, six.

Uh, boys, girls?


So you have bat mitzvah maybe soon.

Yeah, we got one coming when I'm going to be seventy-five. Going to have two celebrations. I hope I make it, dear God.

Have you been to the Holocaust Memorial Center?

I won't go. I mean, I can't let go my bridge. No, I can't. Uh, we went to Israel. He went and I stayed. I went to Shaarey Zedek. I, I went you know, just couldn't. I couldn't. Can't take you know, those bodies is still in my eyes.


I mean, they're haunting me just up to this very day.

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