“I had a sister named Naomi Ziner who was hospitalized at Mt. Scopus. My father, of blessed memory, came to visit her and was told by the doctors that she had passed away. My father asked to see the body or receive a death certificate, but they ignored his requests with all sorts of excuses. He returned home without her. … I’m ashamed of a country where these were its founders on the one hand and its destroyers on the other hand. I scorn them.”
This testimony, by Nehemia Ziner, is only one of thousands gathered by the nongovernmental organization Amram in a giant archive uploaded to the internet last month. The website’s home page is full of photos, and clicking on one leads to the testimony of an Israeli family (most likely) of Yemeni origin who claims that one of its children was kidnapped by the Israeli establishment in the first years of Israel's existence, primarily between 1948 and 1954.