This section features the true experiences of Holocaust Survivors we see and visit today. This is to fulfill their requests,
“Remember us! Tell others of our experiences so we are not forgotten!”
Yaffa’s home in Romania was in a city where a river ran through and any Jews lived there. When the Germans came they shot Jews and threw them into the water or forced the Jews into the river so they would drown. Her father was “stuffed into a cattle car in June, a very hot month, where he died of suffocation on the way to a camp.” until 2001.
After WWII Yaffa met her future husband, Ephraim, in Atlit in 1946. She was just a child of 12 years but after she arrived in Israel she helped the Mossad. For the war of independence she smuggled secret messages and papers riding the bus.
“No one would suspect a young girl to be carrying important and secret papers!”
Yaffa’s husband, Ephraim, served with the IDF and worked for the School Administrator for the city of Akko. Following his retirement he became the groundskeeper for the special needs children’s school of Akko.
Yaffa speaks excellent English as she had to spend time in Canada to obtain a hearing aid for their son and to educate their children. Both their son and daughter each returned to Israel and Yaffa and her husband followed along soon after.