Museum

26.07.2016

Farewell to Aleksander Goldberg

fot. Stowarzyszenie Żydowski Instytut Historyczny

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Aleksander Goldberg, Distinguished Benefactor of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland. His remarkable life story, intertwined with the history of Polish Jews, and  his determination and efforts to help preserve this history, will be recognized and remembered by generations to come.

Aleksander Goldberg was born in 1929 in Garwolin, where his parents ran a haberdashery and textile store. When the Germans entered Poland, the entire family was deported to the ghetto in Żelechów. They managed to escape from the ghetto and found shelter at a Polish family’s farm, where they spent eighteen months in a cellar beneath the barn. After the liberation, the Goldbergs did not stay long in Poland. They emigrated to Australia via Germany and Paris.

In Australia, Aleksander Goldberg married Janette Bromberg, a native of Warsaw, who had also emigrated to Melbourne after the war. It is there that their two daughters were born. Mr. Goldberg subsequently focused his activities in Los Angeles for a short period. During the early 1990s, after the fall of communism, he returned with his entire family to Poland.

Mr. Goldberg and his family were most proud of the opportunity to support the creation of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, an institution that commemorates the rich history of Polish Jews.

We extend our most sincere condolences to the Goldberg family.

Management Board of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland Directors of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

26.07.2016