Joseph & Sol Gringlas

Joseph Gringlas Auschwitz

Joseph Gringlas

Sol Gringlas

Sol Gringlas

Joseph Gringlas was born in Ostrowiec. During the war, he was separated from his family and transported to a various camps, including Auschwitz-Birkenau. In 1945, the camp was liquidated.  Joseph was sent on a forced march to Gleiwitz, and then on to Dora-Nordhausen, where he and his brother Sol were liberated. After the war, Joseph spent several years in Landsberg, Germany.  He emigrated to the United States in 1951.

Testimonies made by the Gringlas brothers:

Joseph Gringlas Written Testimony and Audio Files

University of Michigan- Dearborn Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Sol Gringlas Written Testimony

Holocaust Memorial Center

Sol Gringlas Video Testimony

USC Shoah Foundation- Visual History Archive Online

Articles about Joseph Gringlas:

Witnesses in Uniform

Article about Joseph Gringlas and family, from the Jewish Exponent

Holocaust Survivor, 93, Debuts as Artist

Article about Joseph Gringlas, from the Jewish Exponent