My father, the late Yaacov Assis, who immigrated from Egypt, and my mother Yolanda, may she live long, who emigrated from Libya, lived in Abu Kabir. Years later, they moved to Ramat-Gan, where my mother still resides. The unnamed child was my parents' first-born. My mother was told she had a baby girl, who died of suffocation during birth. The case happened at the HaKirya hospital in Tel-Aviv. After suffering her labor pains, a doctor approached her and said she must be urgently moved to a different room, as she and her baby were in danger. My mother was sedated, but she could still hear the baby crying. That was at the end of 1954 or the beginning of 1955. My mother, who was 21 year old, recalls the midwife telling her: "don't worry, you will have many more children, you are still young". We do not have any document. My parents were naive and believed that by doing so the doctors have saved my mother's life. My mother remained heartbroken. She kept wondering how could the baby have died, if she had heard crying.
Yaffa Tobiak Assis
My mother, who was 21 year old, recalls the midwife telling her: "don't worry, you will have many more children, you are still young"