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Collection related to Leo Komar and the Frey family

Document | Accession Number: 2012.390.1

Consists of articles, clippings, copies, and photographs related to the Holocaust experiences of Dr. Leo Komar, who immigrated from Poland to England in 1933 and served in the British Merchant Navy as a physician during World War II; many members of his family were unable to emigrate and perished in the Holocaust. Also includes information about Erich and Elsbeth Frey, the parents of Dr. Komar's wife, Liselott, who perished in Auschwitz in 1944. Mr. Frey, who was legally blind, worked at the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind in Berlin; the couple went into hiding in 1943, but were arrested in 1944 and deported to Theresienstadt. Includes photos of a 2009 visit to the workshop, which is now Museum Otto Weidt; a DVD of the extended Frey family visiting sites in Berlin important to their family's history; a DVD and copies of a play entitled "Vielleicht aber überstehen wir diese zeit" about the experiences of the Frey family; and an English translation of Erich Frey's wartime diary. Also includes a copy of the Komar family tree and family tree information.

inclusive:  1993-2009
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David Komar
Record last modified: 2020-10-07 13:29:57
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