Pavel Potocky among children from the kibbutz

Pavel Potocky among children from the kibbutz
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  • Photo taken in:
    Bet Alfa
    Country name at time of photo:
    Palestine
    Country name today:
    Israel
This is a photograph from the kibbutz nursery school. It was taken in Bet Alfa in the 1920s. My brother Ruben Auerbach (he later changed his name to Pavel Potocky) is standing to the right of the teacher. Everyone in the kibbutz had to work, our parents too. We children were in this children's home all day. Every day towards the evening, or in the evening, I don't know any more how long we were there, the parents would pick up their children. They simply came from work, had supper, then went for the children, so that they could play a bit with them and so that the children would know that they've got parents at all, and when it was bedtime they would take them back to the children's home again. Children were in that home right from birth. While mothers were nursing, they didn't go out to the fields, but got some work to do in the compound and once in a while took a nursing break. My parents didn't have a house, only one little room somewhere that they lived in. That was their privacy. Everyone ate together in one hall, their laundry was all washed together, that's how it was.

Interview details

Interviewee: Asaf Auerbach
Interviewer:
Lenka Kopřivová
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2005
Prague, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Pavel Potocky
Year of birth:
1924
City of birth:
Ain Harod
Year of death:
2003
City of death:
Denver
Country of death:
USA
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Office clerk
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Auerbach Ruben
    Year of changing: 
    1946
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation

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