Benny Elbaum

"Be honest with each other and only love each other."

Name at birth
Baruch Elbaum
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Lublin, Poland
Name of father, occupation
David Elbaum, Painter and businessman
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Passa, Homemaker
How many in entire extended family?
Who survived the Holocaust?
Gedale (brother), Samuel L. Guterman (uncle) and myself
Where were you in hiding?
I was in hiding one year with the Germans. I was in hiding in the forests of western Russia.
Where were you in the Former Soviet Union?
I was in Siberia and Afghanistan. I later joined the Russian Polish army; we were in Moscow and Lublin. I sold black market goods. The UN moved out Germans to house the displaced Jews.
What DP Camp were you after the war?
Yes, Heidenheim Displaced Persons (DP) camp
Where did you go after being liberated?
DP Camp
When did you come to the United States?
I arrived in Canton, Ohio in 1949
Where did you settle?
Canton, Ohio then later moved to Detroit
Occupation after the war
What do you think helped you to survive?
I wanted to live and see the Germans dead.
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
Be honest with each other and only love each other.
Charles Silow
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