Joseph Feingold papers
The Joseph Feingold papers contain materials related to the family of Joseph Feingold, originally of Warsaw and Kielce, Poland, documenting their pre-war life in Poland, their experiences during the German occupation of Poland in World War II, exile in the Soviet Union, and Feingold’s immigration to the United States in 1948.
Included are photocopies of correspondence that Feingold’s father, Aron, sent to his mother, Rachel, while Aron was imprisoned in a labor camp in the Soviet Union in 1940. Other correspondence includes photocopies of letters that Rachel sent from the Kielce ghetto to her brother, Jakub, in 1940 and 1941 (the originals of these have been retained by the Jakubowski family). Another letter, written by Joseph Feingold in 1996 and addressed to the New York Times, but never published, describes his reactions to an article that they had published about the Kielce ghetto.
The collection also includes the typescript memoir (95 pages) of Joseph Feingold, titled “The Autobiography of Jozef Fajngold,” written in 1985. In it, he recounts his family’s experiences in pre-war Poland, during the German occupation, the exile that he and his father experienced in the Soviet Union, and their postwar return to Poland and eventual immigration to the United States.
The photograph series includes pre-war family photographs from Poland, images of Joseph at school in Barnaul during the war, and he and his father in the immediate post-war years.
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joseph Feingold
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