Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Berek Rothenberg - May 20, 1984

Money in Camp II

I never forget. I, I was a very scared. If they come close to me, if I would have something not legal. I, I, I'd be lost my pants. Sometimes, at work I'm very conscientious. Let's say, if I have to charge you $4.98 a pound, if I charge you $5.00 a pound, I will look for you and take back the package and reweigh it. That's already in me. I--like we were--I was in Italy. People went to--over to state. People went over to the Austria and then they brought over this--or they, or they--and--or they had watches or they went with diamonds or they went with clothes or they went with that. I stayed in the kibbutz, I didn't move the place. I want to go to Israel, I want to go to Palestine. Or they didn't want to send me because I was, you know, such a kibbutz what the kibbutz belong Irgun Tsvai Leumi. They were thinking that I will go and, and join Begin's uh, group.

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