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Henry Garfinkiel and Arnold Goldenhaar

Image of Henry Garfinkiel and family, 1935

Henry Garfinkiel (age 12) and his brother Arnold arrived in Detroit from Gladbeck, Germany in 1935. Henry lived with Lewis and Mae Savage and in foster homes. He was bar mitzvahed at Shaarey Zedek. The Nazis killed Henry's parents and a younger brother. His father was killed at the German-Polish border in 1938 and his mother and brother in Poland later. Another brother went to Great Britain in 1938 on a kindertransport.

Henry graduated from Detroit Central High (1941) and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1943, serving as a radio operator and gunner on B-26s flying over France and Germany after D-Day and on Pathfinder planes leading sorties over Germany.

Henry Garfinkiel and family, 1935
Courtesy Henry Garfinkiel (Henry Garfield) and Benno Levi
 
Image of Henry Garfinkiel's passport photo, 1935  
Henry Garfinkiel's passport photo, 1935
Courtesy Henry Garfinkiel (Henry Garfield) and Benno Levi
 
Image of Arnold Goldenhaar Henry Garfinkiel's brother Arnold Goldenhaar was adopted by another family. He is shown here in 1935.
Arnold Goldenhaar
Courtesy Henry Garfinkiel (Henry Garfield) and Benno Levi
 

Image of Arnold Goldenhaar in uniform

Image of Mae Savage, Henry Garfinkiel's adoptive mother
Arnold Goldenhaar in uniform
Courtesy Henry Garfinkiel (Henry Garfield) and Benno Levi
Mae Savage, Henry Garfinkiel's adoptive mother
Courtesy Henry Garfinkiel (Henry Garfield) and Benno Levi
Image of B-26s like the ones in which Henry Garfinkiel flew Image of Henry Garfinkiel in uniform
B-26s like the ones in which Henry Garfinkiel flew
Courtesy Henry Garfinkiel (Henry Garfield) and Benno Levi
Henry Garfinkiel in uniform
Courtesy Henry Garfinkiel (Henry Garfield) and Benno Levi