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Oral history interview with Zachary Greenbaum

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0129.19 | RG Number: RG-50.029.0019

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    Oral history interview with Zachary Greenbaum


    Interview Summary
    Zachary Greenbaum, born on May 10, 1917, describes his life in Strachovitza (Starachowice), Poland growing up after World War I; being frail and sick as a child; his recovery and involvement in the local Zionist youth organization; his enlistment in the Polish Army; learning of the German-Soviet non-aggression treaty; his desertion of the Polish Army; going to Łódź, Poland; being put on a transport to Siberia but jumping off the train; working and living in the ghetto in Vilna, Poland (Vilnius, Lithuania); the local Judenrat leader, Jacob Gens; working for the Gestapo as a shoe-shine man; his liberation by the Russians; learning of the fates of his family at Auschwitz; life in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; meeting Eleanor Roosevelt in the displaced persons camp; and immigrating to the United States and obtaining citizenship.
    Zachary Greenbaum
    Larry Papier
    interview:  1992 May 10
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Larry Papier

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Videotaped interviews must not be used in commercial stores for profit.

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    Administrative Notes

    The interview with Zachary Greenbaum was produced by Larry Papier as part of a project to interview Holocaust survivors in the Washington, D.C., area. This volunteer project was conducted with support and technical advice from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the interview in 1992.
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