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Oral history interview with Henry Greenbaum

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Record Type:
Oral History
Interview Summary:
Henry Greenbaum (né Chuna Grynbaum), born in Starachowice, 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  (interview)
RG Number:
Accession Number:
1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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.
Henry Greenbaum
video recording
Personal Name:
Greenbaum, Henry.
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
Finding Aid:
RG-50.009.0004_sum_en.pdf [English]
Record last modified: 2016-11-16 07:00:43
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