Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Rose Green - May 21, 2008

Life Before the War III

What did you talk to each other about?

What, what we to talk? How, how, how could people, how could people treat people like that? I couldn't treat an animal like that. I, I really--if I would have an enemy I wouldn't treat her like that. So we didn't do anything. We were good people, you know. We were really good people. My mother was so good to people, anybody who came in and, and was hungry, that was first thing she asked if somebody came in, "Would you like something to drink? Something to eat?" you know, there weren't restaurants like here. My father had patients who had to stay uh, for longer--worked on 'em in the morning and had to work on 'em later, my mother take 'em in, in the house. That's why we, we--my father always wanted to have a--it was a, it was a country, a country breakfast. It wasn't a big, you know, yeah, and he wanted to have the family together. Patients came in, my mother made 'em--when it came to dinner or, or lunch--lunch was a dinner in Europe, you know, we had lunch at eleven. They came into the house. My mother brought them in, "Sit down and have--eat with us," or afternoon the coffee or something, they brought 'em in. Sometimes my father would--it wasn't cars like here. They had to, you know, travel different ways. And uh, so they would come in and start working on 'em, something--went out to try a crown or a bridge or something, so they had 'em stay for afternoon--late afternoon. Sometimes patients would come in uh, at night to pull a tooth or, or had a toothache, so my mother would put 'em up to sleep and wouldn't let 'em go home because it might bleed or something, you know. So that kind of, that kind of people my parents were. And uh, caring, good people and that they had to, had to go like this. Whatever, even better people probably somewhere, and then they went so that, that was unbelievable.

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