Genia Greener

"You should not go through what we did."

Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Vilna, Poland, Lithuania
Name of father, occupation
Moshe, Tailor
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Chava, Worked with husband to sew clothes
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents, older sister(died in the Holocaust), brother Adas, sister Rachel and I
Who survived the Holocaust?
Adas, Rachel and I. Adas fought in the Polish underground during World war II and ended up on Israel. Rachel survived and moved to Rio De Janiero
As a girl, I loved singing and was in my school’s choir.  I was in a pioneer youth group.  When trucks came to take me from the ghetto I would jump off to escape before being re-captured.  After liberation, I was in Feldafing, Germany DP camp where I met and my husband Issac and we had our oldest child Morry in 1947 while there. Four years later we had our son Harry.
Name of Ghetto(s)
Name of Concentration / Labor Camp(s)
What DP Camp were you after the war?
Yes, Feldafing, Germany DP camp
When did you come to the United States?
Where did you settle?
Detroit, Michigan
How is it that you came to Michigan?
We had cousins here
When and where were you married?
After the war at Feldafing DP camp
Issac Greener
Morry, retired commercial real estate broker in West Bloomfield Harry, works for Channel 7
Four: Morry and Susan has Adam and Melissa, Harry has Bryan and Dayna; Four great-grandchildren: Adam has Maggie and Teagan, Dayna has Joey and Dylan
What do you think helped you to survive?
Hard work and luck. The will to live.
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
You should not go through what we did.
Charles Silow
Interview date:

Contact us

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to our email newsletter to receive updates on the latest news

thank you!

Your application is successfuly submited. We will contact you as soon as possible

thank you!

Your application is successfuly submited. Check your inbox for future updates.