Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Zyta Eliahu - February 3, 2008


Anything else you'd like to add?


Anything else you would like to add?

I would like to add just one thing about the Kindertransport. You know, some people said to me, "Oh, well, you're story had a happy ending," and its true. About a third of the Kinder were reunited with their family and it may be because we left before the--before war broke out but I don't think people always understand the anguish for the parents and for the children in being separated. All right, it left an emotional scar but we weren't hurt physically and we didn't go through the horror of the concentration camp but, you know, to this day I remember the trauma arriving in England and realizing I was separated from my parents.

Are there things that occur to you during a routine day that remind you--sort of trigger a memory of that, of that time?

Maybe in the past but I can't say that today.

No nightmares.

I don't think um, everything is so different today. Communication is so instant, it can talk live--you can do talk by e-mail, by phone, it's not like it was then in '39 when--I tell you what does maybe remind me when I hear about Darfur--hear about the ??? there, you know, and I think after all that we have gone through, after all that has been done, the world still doesn't know how to get its--get itself together to help these--to help--things like that shouldn't be allowed to continue year after year.

Yeah, well, it's all about the children, isn't it?

It's about the children; it's also about the people--I think also about adults but um, you know, sometimes I ask myself, "What's the point of getting to the moon if we can't solve the problems here?" Especially what's going on in Africa and everywhere else there's strife and suffering.

Well, I want to thank you for your time.

You're welcome.

What I'm going to do is send you a copy of the--on a CD...

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