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Witek Goldberg (1937 - 1942)

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Witek Goldberg
1937 - 1942
Born
1937
Warsaw, Warszawa County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
Death
1942
Treblinka Extermination Camp in Treblinka, ostrowski County, Mazowieckie, Poland
Summary
Witek Goldberg was born in 1937 in Warsaw, Warszawa County, Masovian Voivodeship Poland, and died at age 5 years old in 1942 at Treblinka Extermination Camp in Treblinka, ostrowski County, Mazowieckie. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Witek Goldberg.
Updated: March 6, 2017
Biography ID: 192691269

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Witek Goldberg passed away at age 5 years old in 1942 at Treblinka Extermination Camp in Treblinka, ostrowski County, Mazowieckie. Witek Goldberg was born in 1937 in Warsaw, Warszawa County, Masovian Voivodeship Poland. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Witek Goldberg.

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Witek Goldberg lived 72 years shorter than the average Goldberg family member when he died at the age of 5.
The average age of a Goldberg family member is 77.
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1937 - 1942 World Events

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In 1937, in the year that Witek Goldberg was born, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1940, at the age of only 3 years old, Witek was alive when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1941, at the age of just 4 years old, Witek was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1942, in the year of Witek Goldberg's passing, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

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