Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Martin Koby - April 20, 1999

Religion in Camp

Oh, you did--oh, there was a cheder ???

Oh, yes. There was the whole works. You got to become bar mitzvahed. The cheder was on the fourth floor of this building--army building. And uh, oh, we used to go and look you know, to buy bargains for food. But you have to have--you have to be on coupons you know, ration coupons.

Yeah, right.

And uh, you found a place that used to serve--but no meat, vegetarian only. They wouldn't--you didn't have to have coupon for vegetarian foods.

So they were all set up for you as a, as a...

Oh, yeah. The camp was all...

...group to come in and, and stay.


To come in and stay for a while, for extended--an extended period.

Yeah, until you get your documents. People used to...

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