Katharina Stecklmacher with her daughter Karmela Ben Dom and her mother Stefanie Steinerova

Katharina Stecklmacher with her daughter Karmela Ben Dom and her mother Stefanie Steinerova
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prostejov
    Year when photo was taken:
    1934
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic

This photograph was taken in a park in Prostejov, most likely in 1934. From the left, my mother Katharina Stecklmacher, nee Steinerova, my sister Karmela Ben Dom, née Stecklmacherova, and Grandma Steffi Steinerova.

After the war, my mother, sister and I returned - by miracle we'd survived the holocaust. We still had a part of what remained of the things we'd taken with us three years earlier to Terezin. In March 1949 we left for Israel. Mother divided our belongings up into three portions; we knew that we weren't going to be living together. I got a medium-sized stainless-steel spoon that had returned with us from Terezin. As long as my children were little, they ate soup and porridge with it; since they grew up the spoon has been mine and I use only it. When my first granddaughter, Inbal, was little, she ate with my spoon when she was at our place. My wish is to eat with my spoon until the end of my days.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Steffi Steinerova
Year of birth:
1882
City of birth:
Ivancice
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1944
City of death:
Auschwitz
Country of death:
Poland
Died where:
Auschwitz
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Steiner
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Katharina Stecklmacher
Year of birth:
1908
City of birth:
Prostejov
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1993
City of death:
Kyriat Gat
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Steinerova
    Year of changing: 
    1928
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Stecklmacherova
    Year of changing: 
    1949

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