Tomas Kulka (Post One)

Name: Tomas Kulka

DOB: May 25th, 1934

DOD (date of death): May 8th, 1942

Age : 7

Tomas Kulka was born on May 25th, 1934 in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia (which is now the Czech Republic). He was the only child born to Robert Kulka and Elsa Skutezka. On the 15th of March in 1939 just before Tomas turned 5, the Germans occupied the cities of Bohemia and Moravia, which also included the city of Brno. After New Year’s Day in 1940, Tomas and his family were taken from their home, but Robert Kulka remained in Brno, in order to save his business. Later on, Tomas’s family was forced to sell their house. They were taken to the Terezin Ghetto on March 31st, 1942. Unfortunately, on May the 9th, 1942, he and his maternal grandmother were deported to Sobibor Death Camp in Lublin, Poland where they were both gassed upon their arrival. Tomas was only 7 years of age when he was put into a chamber full of people, where he would suffocate on Zyklon B Gas. He is now ash mixed in with dirt that people now walk on if they visit Sobibor. His parents, however, were deported to the Ossowa forced-labor camp for Jews. His parents died there.

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