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ID photo of Rachel Sheinberg taken in the Nowy Sacz ghetto.

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    ID photo of Rachel Sheinberg taken in the Nowy Sacz ghetto.
    ID photo of Rachel Sheinberg taken in the Nowy Sacz ghetto.

Rachel Sheinberg was an aunt of Berel Silbiger, who perished in the Holocaust.

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    ID photo of Rachel Sheinberg taken in the Nowy Sacz ghetto.

    Rachel Sheinberg was an aunt of Berel Silbiger, who perished in the Holocaust.
    Date
    1939 - 1940
    Locale
    Nowy Sacz, [Krakow] Poland
    Variant Locale
    Neu Sandez
    Neu Sandec
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Dov Benyakir

    Rights & Restrictions

    Photo Source
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Dov Benyakir

    Keywords & Subjects

    Photo Designation
    GHETTOS (MINOR) -- (N)

    Administrative Notes

    Biography
    Berel Silbiger is the son of Yisroel (Yakir) and Frumet (Sheinberg) Silbiger. He was born in 1923 in Nowy Sacz, Poland. Berel had three brothers: Asher Zarki (b. 1916), Avraham (b. 1917) and Wolf (b. 1928). During the German occupation of Poland the family lived in the Nowy Sacz ghetto. After the ghetto was liquidated, Berel was among the few who were assigned to stay behind. He was given the task of collecting sacred Hebrew texts and preparing them for shipment to Berlin. Afterwards, Berel was sent to Tarnow to clear the ghetto after the Jews there were deported to Auschwitz. In December 1942 Berel was sent to Auschwitz, where he labored in the coal mines of the Buna sub-camp. At the end of the war he was marched to Buchenwald, where he was liberated on April 11, 1945. In July 1945 Berel was included in a group of child survivors from Buchenwald who were given certificates to immigrate to Palestine. The group sailed on board the Mataroa. Berel's parents and brother Wolf perished in Belzec. His brother Asher died on the death march to Buchenwald. Only Berel and his brother Avraham survived the war.
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