My mother's name is Shulamit (Salma) Levy and my late father’s was Yehuda Levy. Father was blind in both eyes and Mother is blind in one eye. My brother who disappeared is Aryeh Levy. In 1961 he was eighteen months old. My parents emigrated from Yemen and in Israel, they lived in Gedera. My mother cooked porridge and set it on the counter. And then she went to check on her other young children. While she was gong, my brother, somehow got into the kitchen and spilled the porridge all over himself. He was taken to a children’s home in Rehovot and my little brother Aryeh was hospitalized at Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot. My mother says he was hospitalized for five days and everything was fine with him. She says that she used to take him to the playground in the hospital and play with him.
Mother says he was admitted on Sunday through Thursday. Mother came to visit him and on Thursday she spoke with her sister who lived in Kiryat Ekron. The sister said she would go on Saturday to visit him. Mother is religious and would not be able to travel by foot all the way from Gedera on the Sabbath. So My aunt went and they told her he was dead. They wouldn’t let her see him. My aunt told them it was a lie because Mother had told her that he was fine. After that my parents were not given any document indicating that the child was dead.
My late father died in 1995. May my mother live long, God willing. Today she is already 84 years old and I want, God willing, to find him as soon as possible.
May my mother live long, God willing. Today she is already 84 years old and I want, God willing, to find him as soon as possible