Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Ilya Martha Kessler - November 1, 1982


The following is an interview with Mrs. Bernard Kessler at her home in Southfield, Michigan on November the first, 1982. Donna Miller is the interviewer.

Could you please um, tell me your name and where you were born.

Yeah, my name is Ilya Martha Kessler. I was born in Czechoslovakia in 1930, November 7.

Okay, and what was the name of the town that you were born in?

Uh, Dobrony.

Could you spell that for me?

Dobrony. I have to write it and then I spell it.

Okay. Okay.

That's the way we learn in ??? Here down?

Anywhere down, yeah. Okay.




All right. Um, and where were you during the war?

In uh, oh, I was a half a year in Auschwitz and a half a year in Freudenthal. It's in Sudeten. Yeah.

Okay, is that a work camp?

Yeah, this was a work camp, yeah, yeah.

All right, all right.

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