Yehudit Amrani

Shoshana Amrani was two months old when she was kidnapped from her mother Yehudit.

Doctors at a hospital in Haifa claimed that Shoshana was sick, and she was hospitalized. On one of Yehudit’s visits to the hospital, she was told that her daughter had died together with other girls. Her friends left the hospital, but Yehudit stayed and demanded to see proof of the death. When none was provided, she came to the hospital every day, day after day.

One of the doctors saw her and took pity on her, saying: “I see you crying here every day and it pains my heart. I will help you find your daughter.”

Yehudit went home and a few days later someone showed up at her house and told her that her daughter had been found. Yehudit went to the hospital, where the doctor informed her that her daughter was found in a nursery in Safed. Yehudit told him she didn’t have enough money for the bus, so the doctor helped her with this too.

Yehudit took four or five buses on her journey to Safed. Finally, she reached the nursery. In the first room Yehudit was asked what her business was in the hospital.

“I want to see my daughter,” she said.

“What’s your daughter’s name?” they asked.

“Shoshana,” she answered.

They told her to wait and called a nurse.

“Who told you that your daughter was here?” asked the nurse.

“The doctor,” Yehudit replied.

Yehudit continued: “We walked in the nursery, one corridor after another. I stood by the window. The nurse picked up a girl and I said that she was not mine. Ok, she said, and picked up another one. It’s not mine, I said. So what do you want, she asked, do you have a way to identify her? I told her that Shoshana had a birthmark on her leg.” The girl was found.

One of the doctors saw her and took pity on her, saying: “I see you crying here every day and it pains my heart. I will help you find your daughter.”