Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Martin Koby - April 20, 1999

Perceptions of Family

Eight, eight or so. But still...

You know, their, their--I found out since that their perception of what happened is completely different from mine.

Hm. Now, be...before--I would be--I think this is a good place to stop. We, we--I think maybe we'll do more session. Um, let me ask you ???...

[interruption in interview]

No. I kept asking him and reminding him and explaining to him and drawing little pictures, you know. "Yes, tell me, where were you all the..." I just kept asking him questions. And he began to come back.


And he understood, it was more clearer to him than what he perceived it to be.

This was in 1973, when you were there?


All right.

He was here sometimes in the early--late--nine--eight--late '70s or early '80s.


For three weeks he came over. He says--he announces one day--he calls me on the phone. He said, "I'm going to stay with you for a week and gave me the dates."

Well, he's...

I was delighted! I took off a day--a took a whole week off.

And so he's become an Israeli.


He's become an Israeli.

Yeah, no question about it.

I'm, I'm going to have to, um...

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