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A-5053 Sam Fried Holocaust Survivor, 1925-2013, 5/10/2018

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-0129_survivor

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1925-2013
  • Digitized: 5/10/2018

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

Extent

0.23 Cubic Feet (1 volume) : 3.5 linear inches

Language of Materials

English

Materials Specific Details

Original Format: Document.

Digital Format: PDF.

Physical Description

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.

Creator

  • From the Collection: Fried, Sam (Creator, Person)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States
402-554-6046