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French Deaf-Mute National Cup soccer medal awarded to a German Jewish athlete

Object | Accession Number: 2005.602.5.1

FSSMF [La Fédération Sportive des Sourds-Muets de France (French Deaf Mute Sports Federation)] National Cup soccer medal awarded in 1938 to Max Feld. In 1938, he left Berlin for Paris to be with Raisa Steinberg, whom he had met when they were students at the Israelite School for the Deaf in Berlin. They married in 1939, and had a daughter, Esther, in 1940. Paris was occupied by the Germans in the summer of 1940 and foreign Jews were targeted for arrest. In May 1941, Max was sent to Beaune-la-Rolande interment camp; in July 1942, he was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Raisa went into hiding with their 1.5 year old daughter, Esther, in July 1942 in the countryside outside Paris. They returned to Paris after it was liberated by Allied Forces on August 15, 1944. Max was reported as missing. Several years later, Raisa learned that Max had been killed in Auschwitz-Birkenau in September 1942.

commemoration:  1937-1938
use: Paris (France)
Object Type
Sports--Medals (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Esther Feld Weisel
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:24:32
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