The Three Lives of the Polish War Hero; Emile H. Szlechter
Consists of one article entitled "The Three Lives of the Polish War Hero; Emile H. Szlechter," written by his stepson, Reinhold Beuer-Tajovsky. The article describes Szlechter's life as a lawyer in Lwów, fighting in the Polish Army immediately after the German invasion in 1939, and having to flee to Romania, leaving his wife and daughters, to avoid capture. From Romania, he made his way to France and joined the Free Polish Army, spending the war as a member of the French resistance group in the Toulouse-Haute Garonne region. After the war, he discovered his family had perished and married H.V. Beuer. Szlechter became a law professor at the University of Toulouse and later, was named Director of Sumerian Studies at Sorbonne University.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Reinhold Beuer-Tajovsky
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