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Oral history interview with Henry Greenbaum

Interview Summary Henry Greenbaum, born on April 1, 1928 in Starachowice, Poland, describes his family and childhood; his memories of his family celebrating the Jewish holidays; being too young to understand the persecution that was happening around him; his family deciding that one of his sisters should immigrate to the United States in 1937; the establishment of a ghetto in Starachowice; his deportation to a labor camp in October 1942; attempting to escape but getting severely wounded and having to stay in the camp; his transfers to Auschwitz and then Flossenbürg; going on a death march from Flossenbürg; his liberation by the U.S. Army on April 25, 1945; spending time in a displaced persons camp after the war until his sister in America could send papers for him and his brother; immigrating to the United States in June 1946; adjusting to life in America and finding a job at a department store; settling in the Washington metro area; and interacting with other Holocaust survivors who live in his community.
Date 1999 December 20  (interview)
RG Number RG-50.106*0128
Accession Number 1999.A.0284
Extent 3 sound cassettes ; 60 min..
Language English
Provenance The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on December 20, 1999. The interview was transferred to the Archives on January 7, 2000.
Interviewer Esther Finder
Classification sound recording
Corporate Name Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Flossenbürg (Concentration camp)
Genre/Form Oral histories.
Geographic Name Starachowice (Poland)
United States--Emigration and immigration.
Personal Name Greenbaum, Henry, 1928-
Topical Term Concentration camp escapes.
Death marches.
Forced Labor--Poland.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Personal narratives.
Jewish children in the Holocaust--Poland.
Jewish ghettos--Poland--Starachowice.
Jewish refugees--Germany.
Conditions on Access No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use No restrictions on use
Record Type Oral History
Digital Files
Link to Collection United States Holocaust Memorial Museum oral history volunteer collection
Transcript/Notes Transcript of Oral history interview with Henry Greenbaum [RG-50.106.0128_trs_en.pdf]
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