Photo of Holocaust survivor Helen Garfinkel at the Ainring, Germany Displacement Camp where she lived from 1946 to 1948. The displaced persons camp (DP Camp) was a former German Air Force base located near Freilassing ten miles from Hitler’s palace. She came to the United States of America for the first time in 1949 when a Jewish agency sponsored her move. She and her husband, Joe Greenspun, also a Holocaust survivor, met at Ainring DP Camp. When the camp closed in 1949 Helen Garfinkel moved to Pittsburgh and Joe Greenspun to Cleveland. They became reacquainted through a friend and were married in Detroit in 1951. In 1973 Mr. and Mrs. Greenspun settled in Orlando with their two daughters, Pauline and Rita.
Helen Garfinkel Greenspun was selected by Orlando Magazine, January 2010, as a “Good Neighbor Who Gives from the Heart” for her contribution to the Central Florida community volunteering for the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida.
Photo courtesy of the Helen Greenspun Archives.
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