The Holocaust survivors who came to Israel as refugees decided there and then to rebuild their lives and their first priority was to educate their children - no, not in hate, suffering and revenge, but toward the future. To do this they did not speak about their experiences for years, protecting their children from these horrors so that they can have normal childhoods and concentrate on their studies and future lives instead of on death, the past, their parent's suffering and vengeance. It was only when this first post- Holocaust generation grew up that they themselves started demanding to learn more about it, in many cases forcing their parents to tell them the truth about themselves. My aunt refused to talk about it to anyone, and only shortly before her death did she agree to a taped interview (with no family members present because she didn't want pity). They, as well as the hundreds of thousands of refugees kicked out of Arab countries kicked in to rebuild their lives and future.
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