Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Nathan Nothman - November 30, 1982


Were you from an observant family at all?

My mother was religious, but not uh, 100 percent. My father was too. We went to synagogue, we all said Passover, we all observed kosher in the house.


But we were not orthodox--very orthodox. We were liberal. My mother wouldn't drive on Shabbos. My father worked, I worked and uh, but we are kosher. They would not buy non-kosher meat. They would not have uh, milk with meat together. It doesn't--didn't go. There was no dishwasher that time, there wasn't a disposal. I don't know how we kept non-kosher--kosher but there was only one sink. And I remember that my--I remember that we--that any knife what I touch--that trief knife--when I touch body went to the ground...


...so that was the dishwasher.


I remember that.

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