Born in Poland in 1929, Miriam Greenstein was the only member of her family to survive the Holocaust. After moving several times with her family to evade the Nazis, she was captured and forced into the Lodz Ghetto in 1941. From there she was sent to the Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, and Magdeburg concentration camps before she was forced to return to Bergen Belsen. There she survived until British troops liberated the camp in 1945. After the war Miriam moved to Portland to be with her only living relative. Today she is an active member of the Speakers’ Bureau.