Mendel and Frieda Feldman with a Havurah group in Sokolow Podlaski in 1938. Standing in the back row from the left of the picture are: David Shiedler, Mendel Feldman, leaning to the right of Mendel is Shaindel Pfefferkranz (later married name Kneipper), then Yoseph Penzak, then Frieda Altman (later Feldman), and on the far right Pesach Rubinstein. In the front from the left of the picture is Avrom Dobzynski (half standing), then to his right and sitting with crossed arms is Beryla Kosova, again half standing is Shaindel Pfefferkranz, then sitting with crossed arms is Zaylik Seschnik and to his right Aaron Toomer and to his right at the far right of the picture in the front is Ytka Vloss. Only Mendel, Frieda, Shaindel, and Pesach survived the war. Pesach after he immigrated to the U.S. lived in St. Louis. Mendel knew his fathr and mother in Sokolow; he also had brothers in Sokolow. He has a surviving son who lives in Florida. Mendel attended his son's wedding in Montreal to a Montreal girl. Pesach's son is an optomotrist. Pesach's father in Sokolow was a "remachsh - he made collars for horses. Pesach had a brother who married a girl from Sokolow that Mendel used to go to school with. Pesach's mother in Sokolow was called "die royete bekelach" (the girl with the pink cheeks). The mother didn't survive the war. Mendel points to the picture of Beryla Kosover, who was his best friend. Beryla had a brother in Chicago by the name of Simcha who Chiam Kawer (an old friend) also knew. Another face is Aaron Tommer; he was a shoemaker who's father had a barber shop. Another face pointed to - Itshik dobzhinksy - he came from a religious family. Another face - David Schiedler; another face - Zeylig Leschz - he was a shoemaker, older than Mendel. And another face - Yitka Bloss who moved to Sokolow from the country because Jews were forced to move out. He father was a "bala gula" (wagon driver). Of the survivors, Shaindel married in Russia during the war, was sent away to Siberia, and later wound up in Israel (in Lod). Mendel and Frieda visited with he in 1968 when they took a trip to Israel.
Mendel got this picture from Shaindel when he found her in Israel on their trip in 1968, There is an inscription on the back of the picture in yiddish: "Ich shick dir dos bild fun unsere kinder yuren. Ich wunsch ihr a gesuhnte yuhr mit fuhl naches. Shaindel." (Translation: I’m sending you this picture from our childhood years. I wish you a healthy year with much good luck.)