Aliya to Israel

Name of speaker: 
Shalom (Salem) Wajima
Participants in the conversation: 
Yona (Ḥamama) Wajima
Gender of speaker: 
Male
Occupation of speaker: 
Agriculture
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
91
Year of immigration: 
1948
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yaʿel Wecsler and Naʿama Ratsaby
Year of recording: 
2019
Translator: 
Naʿama Ratsaby (assisted by Yaʿel Wecsler)

Translation: 

General:

Yona: I came to Israel an orphan (my parents died in Yemen). I arrived with two family – Najar and Waʿalani. We have been given food at the refugee camp. These families took care of me as if I was their own. They were not my actual family.

Shalom: I arrived from Yemen to ʿAtlit. Yona’s Aliya was from Hashad.