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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
Date 1988 May 06  (interview)
RG Number RG-50.009*0004
Accession Number 2009.281.4
Extent 1 videocassette : U-Matic.
Language English
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.
Classification video recording
Corporate Name Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Interessengemeinschaft Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft.
Red Cross and Red Crescent.
Geographic Name Poland.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Emigration and immigration.
Personal Name Greenbaum, Henry.
Topical Term Forced labor--Poland.
Concentration camp inmates--Selection process.
Death marches.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Personal narratives.
Holocaust survivors.
Jewish ghettos--Poland.
Romanies--Nazi persecution--Poland--Oswiecim.
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
Digital Files
Link to Collection Oral history interviews of the Holocaust Eyewitness Project collection
Transcript/Notes Summary of Oral history interview with Henry Greenbaum [RG-50.009.0004_sum_en.pdf]
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