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    Consists of a handwritten note, dated September 16, 1944 consisting of addresses and short messages written by captured British soldiers Leon Leiberg, Max Lampel, Sam Frayman, and Lucien Gottlieb as they were being transported to Mauthausen. They gave the note to a German soldier, Erich Bottcher. Also includes a letter, dated May 17, 1950, which was written by Erich Bottcher and sent to Leiberg (along with the note) in which Bottcher claimed to have befriended the British soldiers and was interested in what happened to them.
    inclusive:  1944-1950
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Leon Leiberg
    Collection Creator
    Leon Leiberg
    Leon Leiberg was born in Vienna, Austria. During World War II, he served in the British Army. In the fall of 1944, he was captured in southern Belgium and taken to military prison, and from there, to Mauthausen. He was transported with three other soldiers--Max Lampel, Sam Frayman, and Lucien Gottleib. Leiberg was the only survivor of the four. He was liberated from Ebensee in 1945.

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    1 folder

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    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Leon Leiberg donated these documents to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013.
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