Chuna Grynbaum was born to Jewish parents in Starachowice, Poland in 1928. When he was 13 years old, Chuna was sent to forced labor at a munitions factory. In 1943, he attempted to escape with his sister, Faiga. Faiga was killed during the attempt and Chuna, struck in the head by a bullet, returned to the camp. He was deported to the Buna-Monawitz labor camp at Auschwitz and, later, to the Flossenbürg camp in Germany. Chuna was liberated at the age of 17.
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