Bernard Tenenbaum grew up in Warsaw, Poland. In 1940, when he was 20, he and his family were forced into the Warsaw Ghetto. In 1941, his mother and sisters were deported to Lublin and he was sent to a series of slave labor and concentration camps, among them subcamps of Majdanek and Plaszow, where he was forced to work in airplane factories operated by the Heinkel Flugzeugwerke. He was liberated near Dachau from which he had managed to escape and hide in a barn. After he recovered his strength, he lived in Frankfurt and worked for the US army. He came to the United States in 1949.
Of Blessed Memory
1920 – 2010
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