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Oral history interview with Henry Greenbaum


Record Type:
Oral History
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
Genre/Form:
Oral histories.
Personal Name:
Greenbaum, Henry, 1928-
Conditions on Access:
No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use:
No restrictions on use
Finding Aid:
Summary:
RG-50.106.0128_sum_en.pdf [English]
Transcript:
RG-50.106.0128_trs_en.pdf [English]
 
Record last modified: 2015-06-30 15:17:25

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