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Helen Freibrun memoir and photograph

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1993.A.0001 | RG Number: RG-02.068.01

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    The Helen Freibrun memoir consists of a photocopy of a typescript memoir containing information about Helen Freibrun's life in Usharod (Uzhgorod), Czechoslovakia, before the Holocaust; her experiences in the Auschwitz concentration camp where she was involved in selections by Josef Mengele and interactions with a female Nazi named Ilse; her experiences in Mauthausen and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps; her survival of a death march; and the start of her new life in the United States. Also included is a photocopied photograph of Helen Freibrun and her brother six months after the end of World War II.
    inclusive:  1945-1992
    Collection Creator
    Helen Freibrun
    Helen Freibrun (1926-2011) was born in Usharod, Czechoslovakia (now Uzhgorod, Ukraine). She had five brothers and one sister. The family was forced into a ghetto before being deported to Auschwitz concentration camp. Helen was tattooed with the number A999-1. Helen survived selections by Dr. Josef Mengele, and was eventually sent on a death march to Mauthausen concentration camp and Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Of their family, only Helen and one of her brothers survived the Holocaust. Helen met her husband, Jerry, in a displaced persons camp. They immigrated to the United States in 1947 and were married. Helen and Jerry Freibrun settled in Medford, New York and have one daughter. Helen’s brother also immigrated to the United States and settled in New Jersey. He married and has three children.

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    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Helen Freibrun
    Helen Friebrun donated the Helen Freibrun memoir to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1992.
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