All My Mothers: The Story of Yehudit Kleinman

Hidden and raised as a Christian in an convent, Yehudit had to make a fateful decision that would shape the course of her life.


Yehudit Kleinman was born in Venice in 1939; her mother and grandmother moved to Milan shortly thereafter. In January 1944, she was taken to a convent for safety, where she was hidden and raised as a Christian. After the war, Yehudit had to make a fateful choice – to remain at the convent or to immigrate to Israel as a Jew. She spent several months in a children's home in Selvino, in northern Italy. Yehudith grew up in Israel, joined the IDF and became a teacher. She has lived much of her adult life in Kfar Saba and is the mother of two children.

Comments (1)

(1) Anonymous, July 24, 2018 5:48 AM

Suffering children

who could listen to the account of this little girl and not be moved beyond tears, Yehudith's account of her life was raw grief and there is NO language that can create adequate understanding or the ability for one to be able truly know the suffering meted to every. Jewish person. It IS BEYOND human comprehension except to say it was committed by Subhumans. I KNOW every word to be true but the act cannot be digested by my heart or mind because it is beyond who I am as a person to even think that we could do such things to anyone much less children

 

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