Lives Lost: Brothers who survived Holocaust die weeks apart


Brothers Alexander Feingold, left, and Joseph Feingold look at photo of themselves as boys in Joseph’s apartment in New York on June 8, 2015. Joseph Feingold died at age 97 of complications from the new coronavirus, four weeks after his brother Alexander, 95, died of pneumonia at the same New York hospital. The brothers were Polish-born Holocaust survivors who had a difficult relationship shaped by the trauma of the war and the loss of their beloved mother and younger brother in Treblinka. The pandemic that gripped New York prevented a final farewell. (Raphaela Neihausen via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — One survived Auschwitz, a death march and starvation. The other survived cold and hunger at a labor camp in Siberia, then a pogrom back in Poland.

Brothers Alexander Feingold and Joseph Feingold chose New York City as the place to start over after World War II.

New York is where they became architects, lived blocks from each other in Manhattan and lost their wives days apart.

But the Holocaust forever weighed on their relationship even though the issue was so painful that they could barely speak of it.

The brothers died at the same hospital as panic over the coronavirus gripped the city.

Read the full story on the Associated Press.


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