“The word ‘Jew’ was written on the first page of my passport.”
“People suggested I change my nationality” Tamara told me during a recent visit.
“But I refused.”
“My father, Moshe, was killed by the Nazis. My mother, Chaya, died shortly after from a heart attack.”
“I was only four years old. And I had to be adopted.“
“My Jewish identity was all I had left to remember my parents.”
“When the time came to replace my old passport, I was told that nationality is no longer listed on the new one.“
“That’s when I decided I would save my old passport forever.”
Over 30 years have passed since then, and this is still my most prized possession.
“I was born a Jew, and I will die a Jew.”
Source: Chaim Danzinger