Photo of Holocaust survivors Helen Garfinkel Greenspun, left, and her sister, Regina Garfinkel Muscovitz, taken at Treblinka, Poland.
Helen and Regina are standing in front of the grave marker for Chmielnik, Poland, their hometown.
In 1942 German Nazis took Helen and her siblings Bela, Nathan, Regina, and Sonia from Chmielnik and sent them to labor camps. Their parents, Kalman and Sara Garfinkel, siblings, Fishel and Rachel, along with most of Chmielnik’s Jewish citizens deemed unfit for labor were shipped to Treblinka where they were gassed in October – November 1942.
Central Florida resident Helen Greenspun volunteers with the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida in an effort to speak for those who never made it. She was selected by Orlando Magazine, January 2010, as a “Good Neighbor Who Gives From the Heart” for her contribution to the Orlando community.
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