Benjamin Kedar (born Villiam Krausz) sits with a doll and a teddy bear shortly before his family went into hiding.
Villiam's parents married in Prague and settled in Nitra, Slovakia. They worked as physicians. They had a daughter, Helen, in 1934, and Villiam in 1938. In 1942 the family relocated to a nearby village until September 1944. At that point, they went into hiding with Slovak peasants to avoid deportation to Auschwitz.
Villiam, his sister, and his parents survived the Holocaust. Other relatives were murdered: his grandfather died in Thersienstadt and his aunt in Auschwitz.
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