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Oral history interview with Henry Greenbaum

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

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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
Interviewee
Henry Greenbaum
Date
1988 May 06  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Holocaust Eyewitness Project and Edith Fierst
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