Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Alexander Raab - June 28, 2002

Talking About Experience

Did you ever tell anyone your story?

Uh, not really.

Your children?

Yeah. I--well, they know more or less, yeah, I told them here and there, you know.

How many children?

I have three.

What are their names?

Uh, my oldest daughter is Miriam.

Mine too.

My son is Emil. He's the middle one. And the youngest one is Leah.



Mazel Tov.

Thank you. I got four grandkids.

And where was your wife...


Huh? All boys?

All my grandkids are boys.

And where was your wife born?

My wife she was born in Rovno. That's Ukraine.

Yeah. She must have had a rough time too.

Yes. But she stayed in Poland until 1956. She went to school in Poland and uh, she went through after the war already in Poland.

I have a feeling you were reluctant to talk about it.

About what?

About the--your experiences.

Well, because uh, it looks to me like it's, it's so far back and uh, I, I don't think that people are interested to listen to somebody else's trouble...


or, or, uh...

Well they are. Do you dream about it? Or did you dream about it?

Uh, yeah I--yeah, sometimes, uh. I used to, uh... You see, I was also, perhaps I was wrong. When I came to Israel, I just didn't want to think about it even. It's gone! I don't want to hear from it. That's it, it's gone. So that's how it goes. I guess that's all I can say.

Anything you want to add to this?


Anything you want to add to this?

There's nothing to add anymore.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

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