Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Zoltan Rubin - January 12, 1983

Father and Brother


Iran. Iran. Maybe I shouldn't dwell on it. Anyway, he went away and uh, uh, and he was there 'til 1933 and he wanted to get married. That's another story, I don't know whether I should dwell on it. But there were uh, uh, my father couldn't, couldn't, uh...I have to dwell on it because it was, it's important. I think it's a very important uh, point. They were angry with each other, my father and my brother. And because of the religion, because he became a doctor against his will, he couldn't forget it. But, when he wanted to get married and he wrote a letter home because we were always in contact, and my mother wrote him back, if you come back and you will marry a Jewish girl, this is...I think this is very important in his life. This was a big change. If you come back and marry a Jewish girl, everything will be forgiven. And my brother decided this is important, just as important, in spite that he was not religious. He came back, he married a Jewish girl and everything was forgotten. And everything came back, his old family, were back in the family. So, he was, he was at the, at the, at the Seder also. Everybody was at the Seder. And it was, it was just unbelievable that all this here is gone. So...

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