Amos

Amos family resided in Musrara between 1951-1967. The parents, Moshe Amos and Mazal Buzaglo, met in Casablanca, Morocco and immigrated to Israel in 1948 after a grueling journey. In the beginning they lived in a tent in Zarnoga transit camp, near Rehovot, but they insisted on moving to Jerusalem. At first they were relocated to Ein Karem, and from there, in 1951, to Musrara. They lived on Ha'Ayin Chet St., in front of Elisha St.. Their older children, Shimon (Simo) and Meir were born outside Musrara and the younger children, Varda, Ruthi, Elisheva, Michal and Haim were born in the neighborhood. In 1967 the family moved from Musrara to the nearby Mandelbaum Gate, but remained in the same schools, same community club and same friends.
In a joint interview, the sisters Varda and Ruthi (later on Michal, their sister, joins), tell happy and painful childhood stories, also about independent and opinionated parents who fought to realize their professional and educational abilities, for them and for their children, in spite of discrimination and hardships.   
Amos
Varda and Ruthi from the Amos family, on the day of the interview in Musrara Varda and Ruthi from the Amos family, on the day of the interview in Musrara
Hanukah in Tehila Kindergarten, Musrara, Varda Amos clapping hands in the center, 1957 Hanukah in Tehila Kindergarten, Musrara, Varda Amos clapping hands in the center, 1957
Mazal and Moshe Amos with baby Shimon. Possibly in Rehovot, 1950 Mazal and Moshe Amos with baby Shimon. Possibly in Rehovot, 1950
Amos family children with their uncle's wife Ester and cuisines in Musrara, 1960 Amos family children with their uncle's wife Ester and cuisines in Musrara, 1960
Moshe Amos with his Childern- Right- Shimon, Center- Meir, Left- Varda. In Jerusalem 1955 Moshe Amos with his Childern- Right- Shimon, Center- Meir, Left- Varda. In Jerusalem 1955
Moshe Amos with his children, 1957 Moshe Amos with his children, 1957
Hanukah in Tehila Kindergarten, Musrara, Varda Amos on the left. 1957 Hanukah in Tehila Kindergarten, Musrara, Varda Amos on the left. 1957
Snow in Musrara- Neighborhood friends, 1969 Snow in Musrara- Neighborhood friends, 1969
 Varda and Sola - Friends from Musrara Varda and Sola - Friends from Musrara
Neighborhood kids taking a photo with a tourists visiting Musrara Neighborhood kids taking a photo with a tourists visiting Musrara
Varda Amos with Ester Moyal, Late 1960s Varda Amos with Ester Moyal, Late 1960s
Musrara friends take a photo with a tourist in Ha'Ayin Chet St., Musrara 1965 Musrara friends take a photo with a tourist in Ha'Ayin Chet St., Musrara 1965
Varda and Sola - Musrara friends Varda and Sola - Musrara friends
Summary of an interview with Amos family Summary of an interview with Amos family

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