Zalman Grinberg

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Zalman Grinberg
BornSeptember 4, 1912
DiedAugust 8, 1983 (1983-08-09) (aged 70)
SpouseEva Klein
Children3 sons

Zalman Grinberg (September 29, 1912 – August 8, 1983) was a medical doctor who served as the chairman for the Central Committee of Liberated Jews in the American sector of Germany and Austria after World War II.

Early life[edit]

Zalman Grinberg was born on September 4, 1912, in Lithuania.[1] He was educated as a medical doctor with a specialty in radiology. He was imprisoned in the concentration camp at Dachau.[1]


Shortly after the war, Zalman led a group of 800 nearly dead Dachau prisoners in search of help,[2] eventually finding himself near the monastery of St. Ottilien.[1] There, managed to set up a hospital at the monastery, recruiting nurses and physicians among the concentration camp survivors.[1]

Subsequently, he was appointed to the Central Committee ("ZK"), which was seated in Munich.[1] He moved to Israel and became the director of the Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.[1] He emigrated to the United States in 1955, where he became a psychiatrist.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Eva Klein. They had three sons, Yair, Moshe and Raffi.[1]


He died in Mineola, New York.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Dr. Zalman Grinberg Is Dead; Aided Death-Camp Survivors, The New York Times, August 9, 1983
  2. ^ Brown, Kellie D. (2020). The sound of hope: Music as solace, resistance and salvation during the holocaust and world war II. McFarland. p. 288. ISBN 978-1-4766-7056-0.