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Henry Birnbrey: Leaving Nazi Germany and Returning as an American Soldier

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Sunday, February 06, 2011

Henry Birnbrey, born in Germany, talks about his experience as a survivor of the Nazi regime. He tells about witnessing the burning of books in city squares, his life as a young Jewish school student, the arrest of his father, and his immigration to the U.S. along with 1200 other children.

Henry Birnbrey escaped Nazi Germany as part of the Thousand Children effort (America's Kindertransport) went to school and had his first jobs in Atlanta before returning to Europe as an American soldier. Back there, he came upon a trainload of Jews being transported from one concentration camp to another.