Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Sonia Nothman - January 4, 1983

Religious Life

Um, was your family uh, an observant family?


Do you remember what a Friday night was like?

Oh, my God. I do. I try to do, but you can't compare. I can't ???. My father used to bring uh, Friday night a guy from the synagogue. Used to eat with us. Oh very often. I am, but not to this extent. No. Circumstances here uh, it's different. You didn't need a car. Over there you could walk because it's small. And here without a car you cannot exist.


In the beginning, when I came here, I made up my mind I didn't want to ride. But then...But I keep kosher. My house, oh. And I have dishes separate. I don't know, maybe...We didn't have a dishwasher then. Now we have a dishwasher. You put the dishes in. But I'm used to it and I don't know, maybe I try to please my parents, I don't know.

What was your house like? Can you describe it?

Oh yeah. We have a kitchen. And then we have uh, another room, it's uh like a bedroom, yes. Over there, there were rooms. Big ones, very big ones. And we have another room. A small room. ??? And the store. How to go in.

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