"My Life Before and After Jan. 30, 1933"
The collection includes two copies, one in German and one in English, of a memoir by Leo Waldbott titled "My Life Before and After January 30, 1933," in which Leo describes his own life and life in Speyer, Germany. Leo provides a brief history, with examples, of antisemitism in the region and describes the community's efforts to establish a Jewish home for the elderly, which burned down due to arson during Kristallnacht on November 10, 1938. He also describes his struggles with and eventual immigration to the United States in 1939.
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