Connie Ansaldi, an Argentinian journalist, has posted a recording of her grandma telling a story about how she survived the Holocaust.
The lady says she lived in a well for 3 years, hiding from the Nazis, with little to eat or drink, and nowhere to bathe. In her post, the journalist lashed out at people who refuse to quarantine themselves.
Connie visited her grandmother in the midst of the lockdown set to contain COVID-19.
Recién mi abuela (sobreviviente del Holocausto) me dijo: “Yo estuve 3 años escondida en un pozo bajo tierra para q no me maten y 2 años en el guetto. Sin bañarme y casi sin comida. La gente no puede aguantar 2 semanas en sus casas? “ Hablamos mucho de lo que está pasando. Ella no tiene miedo por ella pero por nosotros si. Cuidemos a la #Abuli . La Mía. Las de todos. Los vulnerables y los sanos que quizá se verán afectados . Todo tiene solución salvo la muerte. Esta tambien es una guerra y el enemigo es invisible. #YoMeQuedoEnCasa QUÉDATE VOS TAMBIÉN ❤️
Posted by Connie Ansaldi on Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The two talk about the situation, with Connie saying:
“Tell people to stay at home! How many years did you hide in a well?”
To which her grandmother answers:
“Three years! Without bathing or anything.”
When her grandchild asks her whether she believes people can cope with isolation, she says:
“There is no comparison.”
Mi abuela siempre me pregunta por qué sigo siendo tan rebelde …. yo no le contesto pero me rio… no se da cuenta que la rebelde, siempre fue Ella. #Abuli ❤️
Connie had the following to say to the public:
“My grandmother (a Holocaust survivor) told me ‘I spent three years hiding in an underground well so they did not kill me and two years in the ghetto.
“Without bathing and almost no food. Can’t people spend two weeks at home?’
“We talk a lot about what’s going on. She is not afraid for herself but for us. Let’s take care of our grandparents.
“Mine, everyone’s. Those who are vulnerable and those who are healthy who may be affected.
“Everything has a solution except death. This is a war and the enemy is invisible.”
Many people have responded to the video, which has received over 87,000 likes, thanking Connie’s grandmother.
One person said:
“A genius your grandmother… as well as a survivor.”
“Grandparents always have the right word!”
A third person commented:
“This happens, because our people never suffered a war or earthquake, or hunger, so there is no culture of work, no effort!”
Another person agreed with the message saying:
“I agree with your grandmother, it is not death, isolation, it is only a matter of mentalising.”
One user wrote:
“Your grandmother must think that we are fools in this country… she is right.”
A week ago Argentina imposed a lockdown on the country in hopes to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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