Taken from his Czechoslovakian home at age fifteen and transported to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz with his family, Greenfield came face to face with "Angel of Death" Dr. Joseph Mengele and was separated forever from his parents, sisters and baby brother. Greenfield remembers his desperation and fear as a teenager alone in the death camp and how a Schutzstaffel (SS) soldier's shirt dramatically altered the course of his life. He learned how to sew and when he began wearing the shirt under his prisoner uniform, he learned that clothes possess great power and could even help save his life.
Genocide & Holocaust
Jewish Culture & Anti-Semitism