On Page 19 of the July 2006 edition of Together magazine, Lazare Berneman posted a picture of a man in a British soldier’s uniform.

The man in the picture is Mordechai (Motel) Bukstelski, my mother’s first cousin. My parents recognized him when reading the magazine last night.

My parents are both Auschwitz survivors and are both alive.

Motel died approximately 10 years ago.

Until then, he lived near the top of Mount Carmel, in Haifa, with his second wife and step daughter. He ran a auto body and auto repair shop.

He was quite a character: I remember him well from my childhood. His wife passed away four years ago. His stepdaughter, Gittit Harell, is a well-know Israeli artist.

If you’d like more information, please email me or my parents (they are probably a better choice).

You may put the Bernemans in touch.
My parents are Morris and Rita Kesselman.

Hope to hear from you

Bob Kesselman

Those who want to contact the kesselmans, contact allgenerations@aol.com