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Oral history interview with Henry Greenbaum

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.281.4 | RG Number: RG-50.009.0004

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    Oral history interview with Henry Greenbaum


    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.
    Henry Greenbaum Remembers
    Mr. Henry Greenbaum
    interview:  1988 May 06
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Holocaust Eyewitness Project and Edith Fierst

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Donor retains copyright. Third party use requests must be submitted to the donor.

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    Administrative Notes

    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.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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