Eleventh Commandment: "Thou shalt not forget" - Simon Grinbaud
Simon Grinbaud is the second son of a Jewish family from Poland who settled in France before the war. Unlike his family, Simon managed to escape the Paris police roundups. He was, however, arrested in the police roundup of August 26, 1942 in the southern zone, where he had met up with his brother Henri. They were both deported in the Convoy N°32, September 14, 1942.
They were sent to several camps - Ottmuth, Peiskretscham, then Blechhammer - were they assigned to the harshest of forced labour. Simon held on, thank to the unfailing support of his elder brother. Together, they endured the horror of the “death marches” and the cramming together of the survivors at Buchenwald. They were present at the liberation of the camp by the prisoners themselves, just before the arrival of the Americans.