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Oral history interview with Henry Greenbaum
|Interview Summary||Henry Greenbaum (né Staraharwitz), born in Poland, discusses doing forced labor in a munitions factory at age 16; wearing Jewish stars; the treatment of the youth by the German forces; the ghetto; the death of the majority of his sisters; how those trying to escape were shot and killed; going to Auschwitz and going through the selection process; being given a number and striped pants; how Roma were in a neighboring barrack and many were shot; building roads; how beatings were common; the hanging of one young boy; being sent on a death march; being liberated by American soldiers; being wounded in 1943 and not receiving treatment until 1945 by the Red Cross; and the criticism of Jews from the outside world.|
|Collection Subtitle||Henry Greenbaum Remembers|
1988 May 06
1 videocassette : U-Matic.
|Provenance||The Holocaust Eyewitness Project produced the interview with Henry Greenbaum on May 6, 1988 in the Washington, D.C. area. Edith Fierst, on behalf of the Holocaust Eyewitness Project, donated a copy of the interview to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1989.|
|Legal Status||Permanent Collection|
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Interessengemeinschaft Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft.
Red Cross and Red Crescent.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Emigration and immigration.
Concentration camp inmates--Selection process.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Personal narratives.
Star of David badges.
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Liberation.
World War, 1939-1945--Medical care.
|Conditions on Access||No restrictions on access|
|Conditions on Use||No restrictions on use. Donor retains copyright on this collection.|
|Credit Line||United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Holocaust Eyewitness Project and Edith Fierst|
|Record Type||Oral History|
|Link to Collection||
Oral history interviews of the Holocaust Eyewitness Project collection
Summary of Oral history interview with Henry Greenbaum [RG-50.009.0004_sum_en.pdf]
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