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Oral history interview with Henry Greenbaum

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0284 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0128

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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.
    Mr. Henry Greenbaum
    Esther Finder
    interview:  1999 December 20

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    Oral histories.
    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    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.
    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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