Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Certificate signed by the director of UNRRA Team 552 permitting Noach Miedzinski, camp administrator of the Kibbutz Nili hachshara (Zionist collective), to operate a motor vehicle and to violate curfew hours.

Photograph | Digitized | Photograph Number: 29946

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward

    Certificate signed by the director of UNRRA Team 552 permitting Noach Miedzinski, camp administrator of the Kibbutz Nili hachshara (Zionist collective), to operate a motor vehicle and to violate curfew hours.
    Certificate signed by the director of UNRRA Team 552 permitting Noach Miedzinski, camp administrator of the Kibbutz Nili hachshara (Zionist collective), to operate a motor vehicle and to violate curfew hours.

    Overview

    Caption
    Certificate signed by the director of UNRRA Team 552 permitting Noach Miedzinski, camp administrator of the Kibbutz Nili hachshara (Zionist collective), to operate a motor vehicle and to violate curfew hours.
    Date
    1946 September 04
    Locale
    Pleikershof, [Fuerth] Germany
    Variant Locale
    Kibbutz Nili
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Ruchana Medine White
    Event History
    Kibbutz Nili was a Zionist agricultural collective established on the 350- acre former estate of Nazi propagandist and war criminal Julius Streicher in Pleikersdorf, Germany. Founded on December 8, 1945, the name of the kibbutz was taken from the initials of the Zionist motto "Netzach Yisrael Lo Yishaker" (The eternity of Israel will not lie), but it was often humorously referred to as Streichershof. The kibbutz successfully raised crops and livestock. Because of its location just outside of Nuremberg, it was a frequent stop for visitors attending sessions of the International Military Tribunal.

    https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005462.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Photo Source
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Ruchana Medine White

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Biography
    Ruchana Medine White (born Nili Ruchana Miedzinski) is the daughter of Noach and Sara (Feldberg) Miedzinski. She was born November 9, 1945 at the Kibbutz Nili hachshara (Zionist agricultural collective) in Pleikershof, Germany. She had one sister, Brigitta, who was born in April 1948. Nili's father, Noach Miedzinski (later Bernard Medine), was born in Kalisz, Poland in 1914. He was the son of a Hasidic rebbe and was the youngest of eight children. Noach was brought up by an older sister after his mother died when he was just two years old. At the outbreak of World War II Noach was a soldier in the Polish army. During the war he was imprisoned in the Warsaw ghetto, where he became involved in the Zionist underground forging and distributing false papers. After being caught in the possession of such documents, Noach was lined up for execution in front of a synagogue. He was shot through the neck and thrown into a mass grave, but he was not killed. After coming to in the grave, he pulled himself out and nursed his wounds. Later he was arrested again and sent to the Skarzysko Kamienna labor camp, and from there to Czestochowa and Gross Rosen. In the camps he met Sara Feldberg, a Polish Jew from Zwolen, whom he later married. Sara was the only one of the eight children in her family to survive the war. Following the liberation Sara and Noach returned to Zwolen to retrieve Sara's nephew who had been placed in hiding with a Polish family. When the family refused to give him up, Noach kidnapped the boy in the middle of the night and took him to live with a relative. Subsequently, Sara and Noach moved to Germany, where they joined Kibbutz Nili, a Zionist agricultural training farm located in Pleikershof near Fuerth. Eventually, Noach became the administrator of the settlement.
    Record last modified:
    2003-02-13 00:00:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/pa1108651

    Download & Licensing

    In-Person Research

    Contact Us