Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Ilya Martha Kessler - November 1, 1982

German Occupation

And then in 1944 they came-the Germans-and uh, that was very interesting because they took all over the Jews. And we heard the Poland people there. I was a little girl and I was listening what the older people was talking. They said, they kill the boys. They knew... They taking somethings and they going to kill them. They wasn't sure who and what and how they do it. It's just they knew they going to kill them. And they took the Slovak and the Czech and the Österreich and the, the German and the Greek and all over and they thought the Hungarian, because then was Hungarian and I went to... In 1938 the Hungarian came there and the Hungarian Jews they thought they not going to take them yet. They have to go away because in Hungarian they not going to kick them out. They are here under the Reich. Here in America they think we are here American. So, when Hitler came in, they thought a Jew is a Jew. Doesn't matter that they was born, all the Jews is the same.

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