July 25, 2008, Heritage Florida Jewish News (Page 2) special on Holocaust survivor Helen Greenspun’s journey from Orlando, FL to Chmielnik, Poland, her childhood home.
In 1942 German Nazis took Helen and her siblings Bela, Nsathan, Regina and Sonia from Chmielnik and sent them to labor camps. Helen Greenspun’s parents, Kalman and Sara Pearl, and her younger siblings, Fishel and Rachel, along with most of Chmielnik’s Jewish citizens deemed unfit for labor were shipped to Treblinka, Poland where they were gassed in October – November 1942.
Helen Greenspun has lived in Central Florida since 1973 and was recognized by Orlando Magazine, January 2010, as a “Good Neighbor Who Gives From the Heart” for donating her time to share her Holocaust experiences with students of all ages throughout Central Florida.
Article courtesy of the Helen Greenspun Archives.
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