1935 – Building homes for refugees to Palestine

Saturday March 19, 1944saul_Summer_1935_Palestine

My father spent the summer of 1935 as a laborer in Palestine, pouring concrete foundations for all the houses being built as refugees crowded into Palestine. He wrote home about how tough the work was: “Working Thursday and Friday, I tore up my hand again, because it was different work than before, so although blisters from last week were pretty healed, I have a lot of new ones now. It’s so bad my right hand is practically useless now – I can’t even close it to make a fist, and it’s impossible to pick up anything with it at all.” His poor parents, reading this half a world away and not knowing any more than this!

 

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