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The wedding invitation of the Jewish DP couple, Fajgl Fiszel and Berl Moncznik.

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    The wedding invitation of the Jewish DP couple, Fajgl Fiszel and Berl Moncznik.
    The wedding invitation of the Jewish DP couple, Fajgl Fiszel and Berl Moncznik.  

The ceremony took place on Lag b'Omer, May 27, 1948, in the Prinz Albrecht Hall in Munich.  The invitation is printed in Yiddish and German.

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    The wedding invitation of the Jewish DP couple, Fajgl Fiszel and Berl Moncznik.

    The ceremony took place on Lag b'Omer, May 27, 1948, in the Prinz Albrecht Hall in Munich. The invitation is printed in Yiddish and German.
    Date
    1948 May 27
    Locale
    Munich, [Bavaria] Germany
    Variant Locale
    Muenchen
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bernard and Fajgl Moncznik

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Bernard and Fajgl Moncznik
    Source Record ID: Collections: 2006.192

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    Biography
    Bernard Moncznik (born Berl Moncznik) is the son of Akiva and Lea Moncznik. He was born August 28, 1916 in Niwka, Poland, near Sosnowiec, where his father earned a living as a coal miner. Berl had five siblings: Izak, Motek (who died in childhood), Szlamek, Dorka and Jadzia. In the late 1930s Berl was employed as a typesetter in a Jewish-owned print shop in Krynica. Soon after the German occupation of Poland, Berl's father was shot to death by German troops. Subsequently, Berl was deported to the Klein Mangersdorf labor camp in Upper Silesia, where he spent the next two years building roads for the German army. In February 1942 he was transferred to a second camp and then, a few months later, to the St. Annaberg labor camp, also in Upper Silesia. Finally, he was sent to the Reichenbach (Dzierzoniow) Sportschule, where he was liberated by the Soviets on May 8, 1945. Berl's parents, his brother Szlamek, and his sister Jadzia, were deported to Auschwitz in 1942, where they were killed immediately. His other sister, Dorka, survived in the Peterswaldau labor camp. Following liberation Berl lived in Breslau and then Munich, where he married Fajgl Fiszel, a survivor from Bedzin, who he met in the Weiden displaced persons camp. In December 1948 the couple left Europe for Israel, where they lived until immigrating to the United States in 1957.

    Fajgl Fiszel is the daughter of Perla (Lewkowicz) and Majer Fiszel. She was born June 11, 1928 in Bedzin, where her father owned a wholesale produce business. Fajgl was the youngest of five children: Binka (b. 1918), Motek (b. 1922), Basia (b. 1924) and Wiktor (b. 1926). During the war Fajgl was deported from the Bedzin ghetto to the Neusaltz labor camp in Lower Silesia. Subsequently she was transferred to the Flossenburg concentration camp and then to Bergen-Belsen, where she was liberated by the British. She was reunited with her brother, Motek, who also survived numerous concentration camps at the displaced persons camp in Bergen-Belsen. In December 1945 they moved to the Weiden DP camp, where Fajgl met Berl Moncznik. The couple was married in Munich in May 1948 and in December, left for Israel, where they lived until immigrating to the United States in 1957. Fajgl's parents, along with her brother Wiktor and sister Binka, perished in Auschwitz in August 1942.
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