My father, Isaac Ben David (Varzberg) z”l [rest his soul] immigrated to Israel from Romania, my mother Haya Ben David (Varzberg) immigrated from the Czech Republic. They lived in Kfar Atta (today Kiryat Atta). My brother, the eldest, was born on June 18th, 1948 in Batar hospital in Haifa in a Caesarian section. My mother was discharged 8 days later and the baby stayed in the hospital because of the claim that he had yellow fever-a claim which my mother denied. My father z”l who was enlisted at the time was able to visit him twice. When he arrived for the third time after 17 days he was told the child had died. I have neither a birth certificate nor a death certificate. I applied to the latest committee that was held 20 years ago at the Agron House in Jerusalem and I even travelled there with my mother z”l to testify to them.
Our case number there is: 123/95
The conclusions of the committee that were sent to us state that the child passed away after 19 days (already a contradiction in times) and as he was “a miscarriage” his place of burial was not mentioned. My parents z”l lived all these years with the feeling that the boy did not die and that he is part of this arcane affair of the children who disappeared.
I was never successful at finding out where the archive of this hospital is since the hospital no longer exists and now there’s a nursing facility there by the name of Garaf. My mother z”l would always mention that he was a beautiful baby- fair skin and blue eyes and blonde-red hair (my younger brother and myself are also redheads). We can also assume he’s very tall like us.
When he arrived for the third time after 17 days he was told the child had died. I have neither a birth certificate nor a death certificate.