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Ilya Martha Kessler was born in Dobrony, Czechoslovakia in 1930. At the beginning of the war, Ilya was sent to Koŝice where she lived with her aunt until the German occupation of her town. When she returned home, Ilya and her family were first taken to a ghetto and then sent to Auschwitz. Ilya was immediately separated from her family who perished in the death camp. Soon after, she was sent to the work camp Freudenthal where she was liberated by the Russians. Ilya returned home and lived in an orphanage until she immigrated to Israel. In 1957, Ilya and her second husband immigrated to the United States.
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