Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem

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On the humiliation of the parents in the eyes of their children, Mordechai Ansbacher relates:
"My mother contracted dysentery and became weaker every day [] one evening I came from the heim to talk to her. I saw that she was no longer speaking. She was just staring. I said to her: "Mother, here I am, I want to talk to you", and she said: "No, my child, there's no need." I saw that she was very soiled, I mean her body, and I couldn't do anything or be of any help. There was no nurse, and I walked left through the house [] my mother kept asking for water [] With great difficulty I obtained a drop of water and gave it to her. She kept on saying: "I can't go on anymore []" I did what children don't usually do. I cleaned her and threw away the rags. I told her: "I will not leave you under any circumstances; we will live together."
Keren, Fragments of Childhood, (Heb.), p. 60
Yad Vashem