Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Lola Greenspan - April 25, 1983

Life in Israel

In Israel this time went very bad time. We lived in Sha`ar Ha`Aliya, you don't know Sha`ar Ha`Aliya?


No. It's in Hebrew. Sha`ar Ha`Aliya is like the saint. Big hall for the old people together, together, sister brothers. Later on, later when you gonna be uh, here two years, you gonna haved a ??? You have to pay thousand ??? this is the money Israeli. It just not the passed. And later you can pay fifteen or eighty, or cheaped before but we no gotted the money, we cheap and we no got the money. And then we lived before in barracks. You know barracks?


Just like the hall, like, like Gypsy. You see like Gypsy. You don't got nothing. Just know, the Jewish committee give us one a lit...a one bed--we sleep one bed. In the floor, we gotted a little--not table, just from the par...from the luggage and maked a table.

Uh-huh, uh-huh.

We put the pa...the, the pads and pens, we cook something--we not got nothing to cook.

Uh-huh, right.

We have to stay in the line for one egg on...every month, one month an egg. And bread you got enough, ??? you get enough. Just with the one thing we don't get enough--is bad time. My husband say, "Is good time. I like it. Better than the camp, better than Poland." And my husband like so much Israel. And then we went in Israel later on--maybe three years, four years--we got that adjustment from the government--from the money from the Israeli--from the Germans. I got from Germans money, not too much, maybe thousand five hundred and my husband got thousand five hundred. This time was for me lot. And we got this money and my husband said to me, "You know Lola, this money we gonna buy the nice house in Israel." I said, "Okay."

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