Gancman, Henry

Before the war, Henry Gancman was living a comfortable life in a middle class Polish family.  He had two sisters and a brother, was learning to be a carpenter, and he enjoyed playing soccer.  All that came  to a quick end after Sept. 1939 – like so many Polish Jews, Henry dealt with the restrictions that the new life imposed.  That meant wearing the yellow star, life in the ghetto, and eventually deportation to the camps and slave labour.

Henry was interviewed for this project by his grandson Blair Gwartzman in March 2013.