Joseph & Sol Gringlas

Joseph Gringlas Auschwitz

Joseph Gringlas

Sol Gringlas

Sol Gringlas

Joseph and Sol Gringlas, sons of Leizer and Blima were born in Ostrowiec.
Their siblings were brothers Mendel, Shlomo, Jankel and one sister, Miriam Baila. During the war, the 2 brothers worked in the steelworks factory while the others were murdered in Treblinka along with most of the town’s Jewish population in October 1942.
The were later separated and transported to a various camps, including Auschwitz-Birkenau. In 1945, the camp was liquidated. They were both forced to march in the death march but later liberated.

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:

Holocaust Survivor, 93, Debuts as Artist

Article about Joseph Gringlas, from the Jewish Exponent