Charles Edelsburg <charles.edelsburg@...>
My name is Charles Edelsburg and I live in NY. I am writing a
biographical essay introducing a group of Yiddish poems my father wrote
while an inmate at Sachsenhausen in 1944. I am therefore in pursuit of
any information or documentation relating to my father. He was a Polish
citizen, born near Warsaw in Minsk Mazowiecki on March 22, 1907. He may
have served at some point prior to the war in the Polish Army (no proof
of this). As far as I know, at the outbreak of the war, he was living
in Lodz with his wife and child. His name was Nuchim (Nachum)
EDELSBURG. He was in the Lodz Ghetto until 1943, working, I am told, as
a printer and was then sent to several camps, including Sachsenhausen as
a member of a special group of counterfeiters working for an SS group
hoping to destabilize the British economy by flooding it with forged
Pound Sterling notes. After the war, he eventually returned to Lodz
where he worked at a newspaper (also as a printer) and remarried (to my
mother, Gita) in Sept-Oct. 1945. He moved to NYC on November 6, 1951.
He died in 1984.
My father spoke very little about his life in Poland or his horrifying
experiences during WWII. In piecing together the major signposts of his
life, I am turning to you for help in this regard, i.e. for any
documentary information about him that may exist.
Thank you for any help or guidance you can provide in this matter. I am
sending this e-mail to other members of the Culture, Press and
Information Office, not knowing who precisely I should refer to.
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