MembersFour Israeli generations

An Interview With Aunt Sarah

By Anat Schneider |
Photo: Israel Heute

My great-grandparents immigrated in 1922 from Kurdistan to what was then called Palestine. They settled in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, where a total of 14 children were born to them, including my great-aunt, Aunt Sarah, who I had the privilege of interviewing for this special edition of Israel Today.

 

 

Israel Today: When were you born?

 

Aunt Sarah: I was born on November 8th, 1924 in Jerusalem at Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus.

 

 

Tell us about your childhood?

 

I was the eldest of my siblings. And every year a new baby was added to the family. At the age of six, I was sent to a girls’ school on Mount Zion. I studied there until the age of...

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