The Gold Family pre-war,
Left to right: Hanna, David, Leib, Shoshana, Esther
Pińczów Town Council, showing Leib Gold circled in the top row.
Directly under the two larger men's photos, first man on the left is Leib's friend Marion who attempted to save the Gold family.
David at the age of twelve, forced to wear an armband to label him a Jew.
The punishment for any Jew caught not wearing an armband was death.
Jews of Pińczów rounded up by the Germans and marched to the transports in Jedrzejow to be taken to the Treblinka death camp.
The barn where some of the Gold family hid for over two years, fighting starvation, extreme temperatures, lice and rodents.
As boredom set in while in hiding, David used the back of the Judenrat papers to keep a food log.
Some of the items listed are cabbage, milk, bread.
Removing two boards revealed the
cramped hiding place under the hayloft.
David and Hanna's Judenrat papers from the Dzialoszyce ghetto.
The Gold family home in Pińczów Poland.
Today, a Polish bank sits on the Gold property.
The tiny wallet that twelve year old David kept with him the entire twenty-six months he was hidden.
In it he kept his Judenrat papers, seen in the above photos.
Post war, Shoshana and her husband
Post war, Esther and her husband
Post war, David and his wife