Sunday, August 16, 2015

Delusional biography

I just remembered that my father wrote a book about his life and called it that name. He did not publish that book. He published some other 20 books.I did not read that book and now i don't find it in my house. My son read it and said that it is amazing how many things my father made in his life.
Yesterday I found my father with a 800 pages book about WW2,He served in the Jewish brigade of the British army and was in Europe 5 years, until the end of the war.He came to Israel 91 years ago when he was 1 year and did not know the family who stayed in Poland, When the war was over he was asked to look for his cousin, a young woman who was in one of the camps, he went to that concentration camp and found her, unlike my Father i don't know how to tell a story.

(here were some sad facts, I deleted it)

Later we watched Sky news live coverage of the 70 years celebrations from London.
This is not a sad post. We are happy family as happy families are, and sad as sad families are. 



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21 comments:

  1. Tolstoy wrote that All happy families are alike and every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. I think it is the other way around. Every family can be happy but all will be happy in their own way. Unhappy is simple, anybodycan do that. Happy needs to be created and cared for. Now go ask Abba for that manuscript.

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  2. That sentence of Tolstoy was in my mind. I dont know if i shall keep that post here , thank you any way viking.

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  3. Families are interesting in their history. I often think how much is forgotten as it is not shared or passed on. Your father certainly would have many stories to share.

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    1. It also that when we were young we did not want to listen and now it is almost too late.

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  4. It would be good to read that book. I think that almost everyone who served in WW2 could have a book inside them, each one very special.

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    1. I shall call my son in Europe and ask him about the book.

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    2. Good idea. I wish I had asked my father more about WW2, because he didn't write anything down.

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    3. That genaration saw a lot.

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  5. We all have a history and we all have to get on with life. Some histories are worse than others but they all have bad bits for someone. We have to move on, it is no good for anyone if we refuse to, but the histories are never forgotten and should never be. You have all the generations, your father, yourself, your children and grandchildren. It is a history and a future.

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  6. You are so right Rachel,i am happy with what i have.

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  7. You are so right Rachel,i am happy with what i have.

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  8. You must read that book, and then talk with your father about it.

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  9. I shall do it.We talk a lot.

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  10. A lot of the men who served in the Jewish Brigade provided the trained leadership for the Haganah and Palmach after the war.

    I'd read the book. My grandmother wrote her autobiography, and my mother wrote hers, and I find it interesting to see their different perspectives on the lives they shared.

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  11. yael
    please publish the book
    i have been told it is easy with the computer
    a touch of the button and the reader can choose his native language in which to read
    very interesting to see it published

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    1. It is his decision i can not publish it.

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  12. Every family has a fascinating history and it is made more interesting when the person who writes it down 'feels' that history. I honestly think all families should talk about their history and be interested in other families histories ... it is these little things that make us all part of the family on Earth. Understanding and remembering are so important, as is the act of writing it all down.
    Lovely post Yael!

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    1. Thank you Shirley,sorry i was late with my coments, was bussy:)

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  13. My father was one of the first British officers to enter the camps. It haunted him until the day he died in 1980. He also said that Britain's most shameful act was the opposition to the founding of Israel to cosy up to the Arab nations for the oil particularly as during WW2 they either sat on the fence or openly supported the Nazis. He aslo said that they were right to say Never Again!

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  14. During the so-called 2nd World War (which is as you are probably aware merely a continuation of the 1st World War and which is the war which is continuing even today) a man escaped from Poland and went to England and became a fighter pilot for the RAF and fought in the Battle of Britain and afterwards he met and married a sister of my mother. So he became my uncle. Also in the 2nd World War a bomb landed on the house next door to my grandparents and their 6 children. It blew the elderly occupants into the street and my grandfather rushed out and found them lying there dead, but with their arms wrapped around each other. I consider myself lucky even to be born.

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