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Leo Bach collection

Document | Accession Number: 2010.159

The Leo Bach collection consists of an untitled memoir (326 pages) and copies of photographs related to the Holocaust experiences of Leo Bach (born Leo Silberbach), originally of Krakow, Poland. In his memoir, Leo Bach gives extensive descriptions of the history of Poland, his family, his memories of pre-war antisemitism, and the German invasion of Poland. He describes life under the German occupation, his experiences in the Krakow ghetto, Płaszów concentration camp, Starachowice, Auschwitz concentration camp, a death march to Buchenwald concentration, and his liberation from Dachau concentration camp. Though members of his family were deported from Wieliczka to a death camp where they perished, Bach was eventually reunited with his father, who also survived the Holocaust.

creation:  1973-2009
2 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marilyn Rueschemeyer
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 17:50:47
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