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Oral history interview with Theodore Feder

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0335

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Theodore Feder, born in Milwaukee, WI on February 21, 1914, describes his Polish family, who were originally from Stolbtsy; being surrounded by Zionism; how his sister and Golda Meir headed a Polish Zionist group in Milwaukee; working at Fort Knox during World War II as a warrant officer adjutant; deciding he wanted to go overseas to see if he could help rebuild Europe after the war; working in Germany with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration; being involved with documentation and keeping statistics about where people were repatriating; joining the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) in September 1946, coordinating support for survivors in displaced persons camps in Germany, Austria, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Romania, and elsewhere; being involved with the distribution of supplies and other necessities, such as psychiatrists to DP camps; helping to create employment for residents of the DP camps; assisting in gathering funding for the underground movement, helping to resettle Jews in Palestine, and closing DP camps; the roles of the UNRRA and the JDC in the DP camps; meeting his wife while working for the JDC; his three children; meeting Oskar Schindler while working with the JDC; and his descriptions of several pictures he has of his time in Europe.

Interviewee
Theodore Feder
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1995 June 01  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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