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Aaron Finger papers

Document | Accession Number: 2019.317.3

The collection primarily documents the wartime experiences of Aaron Finger, originally of Toronto, Canada, who trained at Camp Ritchie and was in Germany from 1945-1946. Included is an identification card, letter of commendation, a small amount of correspondence, photographs, and a photograph album. Also included are a small amount of documents and photographs related to the family of his wife, Henrietta Finger (née Treister).

The Aaron Finger documents include an identification card, a 1946 letter of commendation, a postcard inscribed in Yiddish to the Finger family in Toronto, and a 1991 letter and map from a former Ritchie Boy regarding his recent visit to Fort Ritchie. Photographs include depictions of Aaron in uniform; basic training in 1943, Camp Ritchie, and others through 1945; Flossenbürg concentration camp; Hof, Bavaria beginning February, 1946; Seder with survivors in Hof, April, 1946 sponsored by the Jewish Aid Committee, including Captain Goldberg, Chaplain Shapiro, and a cantor who was “member of Tito’s partisans”; Munich; Garmisch April, 1946, where Aaron lived in former summer home of Hitler; his return to the United States aboard the SS New Bern Victory in June 1946; and family photographs.

Treister family papers include Adolf Treister’s naturalization certificate from 1925, a copy from 1956 of Adolf Treister and Rae Pizer’s 1920 marriage record, Adolf and Rae’s ketubah, and six photographs depicting Adolf Treister’s parents Chana and Zvi Hirsch Treister and unidentified friends and family.

inclusive:  circa 1911-1991
bulk:  1943-1947
5 folders
1 oversize box
2 oversize folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Susan Bliss
Record last modified: 2020-11-03 08:46:49
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