Met friends and got a job with Rabbi Schonfield
Mode of Arrival:
Zahava’s father, Salke Kanarek, came from Dusseldorf and Zahava’s mother from Zurich, both from religious familes. They got married in Frankurt in the 1932 and settled in Amsterdam, waiting for their papers to leave to Palestine. In 1935 they emigrated to Palestine, Zahava’s mother in the late stage of pregnancy. Zahava was born on the 5th of August 1935 in Ramat Gan. It was not easy for her parents to get used to the conditions in Palestine and her father had to do manual work for a construction company. Due to her mother’s health, the family decided to come back to Europe in April 1937, where they settled again in Amsterdam. Zahava describes her happy childhood between 1937, where she went to Jewish Kindergarten and her parents shielded her from the political situation and their worries.