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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