David and Regina Feldman fonds
34 photographs13 documents1 piece of currency1 pipe1 wallet
David (b. 1926, Siedlec, Poland) and Regina (b. 1931, Będzin, Poland, d. 2002, Vancouver) Feldman, both survivors of the Holocaust, immigrated to Canada in 1948. David was brought over as part of the Tailor Project and eventually found work in Vancouver as a denturist. Regina worked in the alteration department of Cordell's Ladies Wear, and later helped children and the sick in the Jewish community in Vancouver and raised funds for Israel. They met at a Jewish Community Centre in Vancouver, were married in 1950, and had three children: Alan (who passed away at age two), Gail (also deceased) and Gary. The Feldmans travelled back to Russia and Poland to visit in later years. Both provided Holocaust testimonies to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre.
Records were donated to the VHEC by the Feldmans in several accruals.
Fonds consists of identification papers, travel documents, letters of reference, ephemera as well as family photographs and heirlooms. Records document the Feldmans’ experience of the Holocaust in Poland, specifically their time in displaced persons camps, in Bergen-Belsen, as well as their immigration to and life in Canada.Fonds is divided into the following two series: Regina Feldman series ([1923?]–[196-]), David Feldman series ([18--]–1990).
Fonds is arranged into series and sub-series by the archivist. Item-level descriptions are based on legacy Filemaker Pro database records.
Finding aid with item list is available.
Fonds arranged in October, 2017 by Shyla Seller
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre