Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Bella Camhi - November 18, 1999

Childhood Memories

You have no uh, memories--fond memories of your house when you were a child.

No, I sure don't want to even go back. No. There was no house.

Of the barrack, it was a barrack.

It was no house. I mean, we had to go to outside bathroom. So my dad invented a gas uh, tank you know, how the ??? come in the petroleum.


Those square thing.


And put a faucet in there so we carried the water and we have this, so we were able to wash our face.

A sink.

Uh, well, no, not a sink. A sink you put a ??? on there, you know.


No, a faucet.


little faucet that would run, you know. The water's out, you fill it up again. So is not very good memories.

Just your mother.

Well, she was a pretty lady, you know. And uh, she suffered a lot.


Oh holidays they were very important to them. Oh yeah, I mean, we, we didn't go man and woman, they were separate.

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