Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Ilya Martha Kessler - November 1, 1982

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When the Russians came, you said that they got you on a train to take you back home?



That was... Mm, I don't know, one week, two weeks, something like that. I don't know, it was better already, start to be better. ??? the war was over already. So, he took us home.

Back home to your, to your hometown, to Dobrony?

Not, not exactly. Just he took us fifty mile, yeah. ??? The big center.

And then did you go back to your hometown after that?

We went back, there was a couple there and we went back. And nobody was there, nobody. Just us. No things, already ??? One man, he was there ??? from another ??? out house and he was a Russian and he was walking there. ??? nobody came home, nobody. So, he said, ??? and I going to work and I going to support you, everybody who come home. So, we was there and he support us. And then mine uncle from the city heard I was back. And then, he said come there and I went to the orphanage. Because more girls going to do everything home ??? you know.

Now among your whole family, how many people survived um, the war? How many...

From my family, I'm the only, I mean...

Any cousins, your whole... Aunts and uncles?

No, no. ??? he was working for the soldiers ??? My ??? he was in the ??? No kids. I am the only one who was in the young. All I was... My father's cousins who came home and just, I don't know, nothing.


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