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Leo Komar memoir

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    Consists of a memoir, 140 pages, entitled "Memoirs," by Dr. Leo Komar, which he wrote in Israel in 1995. The memoir describes Dr. Komar's experiences growing up in Poland between the wars, his extended family, his schooling, his immigration to England in 1933, and his memories of attending medical school in Glasgow. He finished medical school and joined the British Merchant Navy, serving all over the world until 1946. He resumed his medical work in Canada, living in Vancouver from 1955-1992. The memoir also describes Dr. Komar's thoughts about Israel and a history of his family's experiences during the Holocaust, during which many of them perished. Also includes a booklet addendum to the memoir entitled "Letters from the Warsaw Ghetto 1938 to 1942" which includes photocopies and translations of letters written by the Komar family in the Warsaw ghetto.
    publication/distribution:  1995
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Bettirae Willis
    Collection Creator
    Leo Komar
    Dr. Leo Komar emigrated from Poland to England in 1933 and served as a physician in the British Merchant Navy during World War II. He married Liselotte Frey (1918-1991).

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    Bettirae Willis donated this collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on 29 Sept. 2009.
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