A-5053 Sam Fried Holocaust Survivor

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Abstract/Description: This volume contains Sam Fried's autobiography, told with photographs, letters, passports, maps, travel documents, citizenship documents, news articles, patent documents, writings about Fried, and writing by Fried. The scrapbook includes a mix of original documents and reproductions. Several early documents are in Czech. The majority of the documents are in English. The first part of this volume covers his childhood in Mukacevo, Czechosolovakia (present day Mukacheve, Ukraine); his internment in Auschwitz-Birkenau during World War II; his emigration to the United States and 1955 Certificate of Naturalization; his patent documents for an automatic engine starter he invented; his other business ventures; his involvement in the Beth El Synagogue and the Jewish Community Center in Omaha; Holocaust education efforts; floor plans to the houses he lived in; information about his marriage to Frances Robinson; the text of a speech he delivered at the Nebraska state capitol in 2006; and other documents relating to his life and work. The second part of this volume is a compilation of speeches, poems, and writings by Sam Fried and his family, including birthday cards from his children. 3.5-inch-thick expanding two-post binder with black fabric cover and title page created by Sam Fried. Each item within is encapsulated in an 8.5" x 11" plastic sleeve.
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Holocaust survivors
Personal papers
Records (documents)
Date Created: 1925-2013

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