Alex Rosenfeld was born in Krakow, Poland, on June 23, 1916. His father Solomon was a flour manufacturer. His mother was Helene Zimmerman Rosenfeld. He was one of seven children: Alfred, 1913; twins Julius and Emanuel 1914; Cecilia; Lucia; and Olga.
Alex was the target of so much antisemitism in Poland that his family decided to send him to France with an older brother to continue his education. When Hitler invaded France, he joined the French Resistance. Much of his testimony focuses on his experiences fighting the Nazis as a member of the French Resistance.
Biography written by Jane Rushefsky