Photo of Holocaust survivor Helen Greenspun with British historian Sir Martin Gilbert.
Gilbert has written extensively on the State of Israel, the Holocaust, and World War II. He is the author of what became the most voluminous biography ever written on Sir Winston Churchill, totaling over nine million words and six volumes.
Helen Garfinkel Greenspun survived seven concentration camps and a Death March from Dachau to Allach concentration camp. Her parents, Kalman and Sara Garfinkel, and her brother, Fishel, and sister, Rachel, were gassed at Treblinka, Poland in October – November 1942 along with Chmielnik’s other Jewish citizens deemed unfit for labor. Her aunt and four cousins from Busko Zudroj, Poland also were killed by the Nazis along with every Jew in Busko.
Mrs. Helen Greenspun and her husband, Joe Greenspun, also a Holocaust survivor, moved to Orlando with their two daughters, Pauline and Rita, in 1973.
Orlando Magazine, January 2010, recognized Helen Greenspun as a “Good Neighbor Who Gives From the Heart” for her contribution to our community volunteering with the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida.
Photo courtesy of the Helen Greenspun Archives.
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