“If these things made Irene begin to doubt the wisdom of continuing to reside in London, I saw the city as a huge stone and concrete prison. “… Continue reading Ch9 Pt1 Sponsorship to Australia →
Death at other times came unannounced, and with frightening suddenness. One day Irena was fishing in the River Jordan with a sixteen years old youth who was well known for his habit of whistling Strauss waltzes…Suddenly a shot was fired from the bushes on the opposite bank and Irena’s companion fell dead.… Continue reading Ch8 Pt4 Jugend Aliyah, the kibbutz, and the ATS. →
Her mother put no obstacle in her way and appears at times to have been almost indifferent as to where this new step might be leading her daughter. Despite this, her final acquiescence, which still seems to be shrouded in a certain mystery, was to save her daughter’s life.… Continue reading Ch8 Pt3 Escape from Berlin to Haifa →
I only recall one event that was at all remarkable. A few of the officers got the idea that somebody was tunnelling underneath their quarters, so they invaded the billets of us underlings and took up residence with us for a while. Nothing came of it. A few bepipped gentlemen had been taking too little… Continue reading Ch7 Pt4 Farewell Palestine and the Army. →
It was borne upon me as time went on that throughout the Christian era, the Jews had had an incredibly hard time, most particularly in Europe. The Second World War was possibly the hardest time of all, and barely a family existed in all Europe that had not been decimated as a result of Hitler’s… Continue reading Ch7 Pt2 Sarafand, Palestine and Watermelon →
At the “Brew-Up Canteen”, opposite the arching entrance of Cairo’s Central Station, I nibbled my last biscuit and drank my last cup of tea in Farouk’s exotic city. I crossed the big courtyard, avoiding motor cars and horse drawn cabs, then mounted the two or three steps leading to the station, my sleeping-bag and blankets… Continue reading Ch7 Pt1 Cairo to Gaza-under the British Mandate. →
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