Leo Bach collection
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marilyn Rueschemeyer
Consists of a memoir, untitled, 326 pages, and copies of photographs related to the Holocaust experiences of Leo Bach (born Leo Silberbach), originally of Krakow, Poland. In his memoir, Mr. Bach gives extensive descriptions of the history of Poland and of his family, his memories of pre-war anti-Semitism, and the German invasion of Poland. He describes life under the German occupation, the family's decision to move to nearby Mogila in March 1941 to avoid having to move into the Krakow ghetto, and his forced labor working in an airfield. In August 1942, many members of his family were deported from Wieliczka to a death camp, where they were murdered, but Mr. Bach was sent to the Krakow ghetto and from there, to the airfields for forced labor. In July 1943, he was deported to the Plaszow concentration camp, and, in November 1943, to Starachowice. In July 1944, the prisoners of Starachowice were deported to Auschwitz. In July 1945, Mr. Bach was sent on a death march to Buchenwald and in April, put on a lengthy transport to Dachau, where he was liberated. He reunited with his father, who also survived the Holocaust.
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