Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Anna Greenberger - August 24, 1982

Health After Camp


Now this, I had two surgeries here already and all this driving me crazy. Burning like fire, fire. I had back surgery and I had hysterectomy. My mother had cancer, I took care of her 'til the last minute. I give her shots and I give her oxygen treatments with three kind of medication mix. She didn't want to stay in hospital. So when uh, it was very bad, we took her in because she had water always on the lungs. They took off the water with--took a specialist. That time was a little hard for us, twenty years ago. And uh, we had two doctors coming in the house and paid two doctors. Alex paid Blue Cross for my mother. And uh, uh, the doctor told me always, "You take better care of your mother like the nurses in hospital." And I--he trusted me. I had two weeks the medications, everything. 'Til the last minute she wanted me I should stay next to her 'til the day she died.

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