The Works of Martin Kieselstein

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Dr. Martin

My name is Dr. Martin Kieselstein. I was born in Romania in 1925, during the Second World War, the area belonging to Hungary.
In 1944 I was deported to Auschwitz, together with all the Jews of my hometown.
Of our family only my father and I survived. My mother and my sister died while doing forced labor. I still suffer due to the lack of knowledge whether they perished during the cold winter, hunger, or the beatings of the Nazis.
After my release I returned to my hometown, studied medicine, graduated in 1952 and worked there as a physician.
In 1959 I came to Israel and worked there as a geriatrician in Jerusalem, because I saw it as my duty to help elderly people, especially those who were Holocaust survivors. In recognition of my activities I was awarded the "Yakir Yerushalyim," ("Worthy Citizen of Jerusalem") award.
I am married; we have two sons and five grandchildren.
I don't regard myself as an artist, but feel obliged and duty bound to convey to future generations the awareness of the horror of the Holocaust through creations made from various materials.
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