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Alex Finder papers

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0190

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    Overview

    Description
    The Alex Finder papers include a handbill advertising a ceremony held on May 5, 1946 at Ebensee cemetery in Austria to commemorate the first anniversary of liberation. Hundreds of survivors from displaced person camps attended the ceremony. The event was organized by Alex Finder and presided over by an American army chaplain. Also included are a memoir entitled “Helen and Alex Finder: Two Stories of Survival,” 1996, and five newspaper articles written by Alex Finder while billeted in the post-war displaced persons camp at Bad Ischl, Austria. The titles of the articles are: “Czytelnicy pisza,” “Zydom pomordowanym - wspomnienie,” “Buty, buty, buty,” “Mützen ab!” and “Kostträger heraus!”
    Date
    inclusive:  1944-1996
    bulk:  1944-1946
    Collection Creator
    Alex Finder
    Biography
    Alex Finder (born Zysiek Finder Jassy) was born on May 1, 1919 in Kraków, Poland. A Polish Jew, during the war he was imprisoned in the Kraków ghetto and several concentration camps including Płaszów, Gusen, Gunskirchen, and Mauthausen. He was liberated from Gunskirchen concentration camp in Austria by the US armed forces. After the war, he lived at the Bad Ischl displaced persons camp in Austria and contributed to a column and letters to newspapers that circulated among the Polish-speaking community of survivors. At some point Alex married his wife, Helen, also a survivor and they reside in Queens, New York.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Polish
    Genre/Form
    Newspapers. Programs.
    Extent
    1 folder

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Finder, Alex, 1919-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Peter A. Berkowsky donated the Alex Finder papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1999.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 13:57:29
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