7 2016

Holocaust Speaker Miriam Greenstein

1:00PM - 2:30PM  

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education 725 NW Davis
Portland, OR

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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.

Miriam is the third of four Sunday speakers at OJMCHE during the winter months of 2015-2016. Sunday speakers are all members of OJMCHE's Holocaust Speakers' Bureau and each talk includes time afterwards to ask the speaker questions.