Karmela Ben Dom

Karmela Ben Dom
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prostejov
    Year when photo was taken:
    1946
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1945-1989
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic

This is a photo of my sister, Karmela Ben Dom, née Stecklmacherova. It was taken in Prostejov in June 1946.

After the war my mother and Karmela lived in Prostejov; mother worked, and tried so that after three hungry years, during which she barely grew any, Karmela would have good food. In our temple there was furniture stored that the Germans had confiscated from abandoned Jewish homes. Everything had been pilfered, except for things that no one wanted. My mother chose a few pieces from this, and I have some of them to this day. Also a small very old brass menorah. From Terezin, Mother brought a few mattresses so that we'd have something to sleep on, and then in Prostejov she bought three beds and had the mattresses redone. What happened to the Terezin bedbugs, I don't know, we used the mattresses for years and had no bedbugs. During that time my mother bought a few dishes, some clothes, books and even a bike for Karmela and me!

Interview details

Interviewee: Michal Maud Beer
Interviewer:
Martin Korcok
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2007
Tel Aviv, Israel

KEY PERSON

Karmela Ben Dom
Year of birth:
1934
City of birth:
Prostejov
Occupation
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Stecklmacherova
    Year of changing: 
    1954
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Weiss
    Year of changing: 
    1975

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