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Oral history interview with Stan Felson

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.970 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0970

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Stan Felson was born Zalman Feigelson in Glubokie, Poland (now Hlybokaye, Belarus), the oldest of two brothers. His father was a merchant. Mr. Felson attended public and private school, and business school, and began work at age 14.

Upon the invasion of Glubokie by the Russians in 1939, Mr. Felson's father was forced to sell his business. When Nazi Germany occupied Glubokie in 1941, antisemitic laws were imposed. In June 1942, 2,500 Jews were killed in an Einsaztgruppen action. Mr. Felson and his family hid in the attic and escape this fate. That winter, Mr. Felson became involved with the partisans, and lived in the forest until 1944 and the liberation by the Russians.

Mr. Felson returned to Poland and was able to immigrate, along with his brother Don Felson, to San Francisco, where members of his mother's family lived, in 1947. He married Pearl Benson in 1951, and they had three sons. The Felsons settled in Hayward, California. Mr. Felson works in real estate.

Interviewee
Stan Felson
Date
1989 February 12  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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