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Ilya Martha Kessler - November 1, 1982


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.

  1. Introduction
  2. Pre-War Life
  3. German Occupation
  4. Arrival in Auschwitz
  5. Conditions in Auschwitz
  6. Conditions in Auschwitz II
  7. Desire to Live
  8. Freudenthal
  9. Liberation
  10. Pre--War Life II
  11. Education
  12. Hungarian Occupation
  13. Anti--Semitism
  14. Family
  15. Hearing About the War
  16. Ghetto
  17. Pre--War Life III
  18. Friday Nights
  19. First Car
  20. Conditions in the Ghetto
  21. Conditions in the Ghetto II
  22. German Occupation II
  23. German Occupation III
  24. Transport to Auschwitz
  25. Transport to Auschwitz II
  26. Arrival in Auschwitz II
  27. Conditions in Auschwitz III
  28. Relatives in Auschwitz
  29. Conditions in Auschwitz IV
  30. Medical Experiments in Auschwitz
  31. Freudenthal II
  32. Liberation II
  33. Return to Hometown
  34. Orphanage
  35. Israel
  36. Immigration to United States
  37. Life in United States
  38. Talking About Experiences
  39. Reflections on the Holocaust
  40. Israel II
  41. Remembering
  42. Children in Auschwitz
  43. Conclusion

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