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Hias Shelters Survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto

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Hias Shelters Survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto


1944 ca


Warsaw Ghetto
Holocaust Survivors


Solomon Gruenstein, his wife Paulina, and his daughter Halina upon their arrival in the United States. Gruenstein was an American citizen living in Poland at the onset of World War II. He and his family were trapped in the Warsaw Ghetto, but like a few hundred others with foreign passports, were separated from the mass of other Jews, and used as bargaining chips in prisoner exchanges. They were eventually exchanged for German prisoners and managed to return to the United States.


YIVO Archives


YIVO Institute for Jewish Research






Newspaper Clipping


YIVO RG 120 - US675


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