From suffering in Ethiopia to a new life in Israel, a young woman tells her story
While waiting to be airlifted from Ethiopia to Israel in the 1980s, Wuditu was seized from a refugee camp and became a child slave. At Wuditu’s request, Judie Oron shares the story of the girl she rescued.
For nearly two decades, Judie Oron’s desire to help Wuditu, the young woman she regards as her adopted daughter, heal from the wounds of her traumatic experiences as an Ethiopian Jewish refugee and child slave overshadowed any urge she might have had as a journalist to tell Wuditu’s dramatic story of survival. She wanted to protect her. That’s also the reason that Wuditu’s name is a pseudonym.