William (Baruch) Gingold was born September 20, 1939, one day before the hospital, (in which he was born in Warsaw, Poland), was bombed and destroyed by Nazi, Germany. The Gingolds (immediate family) were incarcerated in the Warsaw Ghetto until eventually escaping to the Russian border in January of 1942. Upon reaching the Russian encampment, they and other Jewish people were transported in trucks to trains which took them to Siberian lumber work camps. In November of 1942, the Gingolds were allowed to leave the camp and move about within Russia and eventually found their way to Zhambly, Kazakhstan.
The story of the Gingold family is documented in the book, “Tunnel, Smuggle and Collected – A Holocaust Boy’s Story by Jeffrey Gingold.
Admission is free to the public.
Sponsor: Champaign Urbana Jewish Federation, Holocaust Education Center, Moultrie County History Center