Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Jack Gun - August 12, 1999

Religious Life

Um, and you said your father wasn't terribly religious.


Mother either?

Neither one.

Did she keep a kosher house?

I believe she did. But uh, you know, just traditional like, like today a lot of conservative Jews. Which was very unusual for those days, because most people think of European Jews as being you know, very observant and very religious, and, uh...

So your father didn't have a beard.

No, no, not at all.

Shabbos, Friday night, was there candles lit?

Yes, Friday night we had candles lit, we usually had Friday night dinner. And occasionally my father would try to please his mom and go to shul. And after he finished with shul he went to do his chores that he had to do.

At, at home or at work?

At, at work.

So, he was a modern.

Very modern Jew for, for the 1930s.

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