Isaac Feinsilver grew up in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland. While in the Tomaszów Ghetto he met and married his wife, June. After that, he was deported to several camps – among them, Bliżyn, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Buchenwald, where the Americans liberated him in 1945. After learning that June was alive and in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp, Isaac bicycled across war-torn Germany to find her. The couple lived in Bergen-Belsen, now a displaced persons camp. In 1949, they came to the United States, arriving in Boston and then traveling on to Kansas City.
Of Blessed Memory
1913 – 2006
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