Grinberg, Zalman

Born 1912 in Kovno (Lithuania), studied medicine in Basel (Switzerland) and became doctor and radiologist at Kovno University Hospital. After the occupation of Lithuania by German troops (1941), he was transferred to the Kovno ghetto, and in July 1944 deported to the concentration camp of Dachau. After the liberation, he set up a Jewish Hospital for Displaced Persons in the monastery of St. Ottilien. In January 1946 he became first president of the “Central Committee of Liberated Jews in the US Zone”. In July 1946, he emigrated to Palestine, where he took over the management of the Beilison Hospital in Tel Aviv. He moved to the USA in 1955 and worked as a psychiatrist. He died in New York in 1993.