Viola Kappy

"Never forget and I hope the Holocaust is never repeated."

Name at birth
Viola Krausz
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Seblus, Czechoslovakia
Name of father, occupation
Israel Krausz, Wine exporter
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Frieda Weinberger, Homemaker
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents, Ervin and me
How many in entire extended family?
Who survived the Holocaust?
Me and Uncle Leonard Weinberger and also Helen, Gaza, Jack and Harry Weinberger- all who came to the US before the war.
My family owned 300 acres of vineyards and farmland.  They exported wine and grapes.  I attended Hebrew school and Czech schools then Hungarian schools.
Name of Concentration / Labor Camp(s)
Where did you go after being liberated?
Czechoslovakia and then England
When did you come to the United States?
Where did you settle?
Detroit, Michigan
Occupation after the war
When and where were you married?
1951 in Detroit, Michigan
Garry Kappy, Meat packer
Irvin, physician Ira, men’s clothier
What do you think helped you to survive?
Hope and the hope that my family was still alive.
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
Never forget and I hope the Holocaust is never repeated.
Charles Silow
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