Julius Feldman was born in 1923 in Kraków, Poland, where he lived in the Podgórze district. Tragically, he wasn’t to ever venture much further.
In 1943, he was taken to Płaszów concentration camp, just 4km from Kraków, and it is believed he was murdered there in the same year.
In 1943, Julius was taken to Płaszów concentration camp, and it is believed he was murdered there in the same year
Originally a forced labour camp created in 1942, it was expanded over time until eventually it held 20,000 people. Oskar Schindler tried to protect some of these Jewish people from being deported and from the brutality of the camp commandant, Amon Goeth.
The Nazis planned the mass-deporation of European Jews to extermination camps in German-occupied Poland. The Jews were forced to gather at local sites, such as a synagogue or town square, and then crammed onto freight or passenger trains, with limited or no food or sanitary conditions. Journeys often lasted several days, and sometimes they took a few weeks. Many of those packed onto these trains died during the journey to the camps through starvation or overcrowding.