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Leopold Guttman, Henry Kahn and other Jewish soldiers pose by the Toah ark in the newly restored synagogue in Wunsdorf after making townspeople repair it and the Jewish cemetery, both of which had been desecrated during the Holocaust.

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    Leopold Guttman, Henry Kahn and other Jewish soldiers pose by the Toah ark in the newly restored synagogue in Wunsdorf after making townspeople repair it and the Jewish cemetery, both of which had been desecrated during the Holocaust.
    Leopold Guttman, Henry Kahn and other Jewish soldiers pose by the Toah ark in the newly restored synagogue in Wunsdorf after making townspeople repair it and the Jewish cemetery, both of which had been desecrated during the Holocaust.

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    Leopold Guttman, Henry Kahn and other Jewish soldiers pose by the Toah ark in the newly restored synagogue in Wunsdorf after making townspeople repair it and the Jewish cemetery, both of which had been desecrated during the Holocaust.
    Date
    June 1945
    Locale
    Wunstorf, [Lower Saxony; Hannover] Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Norman Guttman

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Norman Guttman
    Source Record ID: Collections: 2014.427

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    Biography
    Leopold Guttman (the father of the donor) was born on July 2, 1907 in Ville de SPA, Belgium. Before the war he lived in Antwerp, Belgium. His sisters and their families immigrated to the United States before the war. In 1938 Leopold volunteered for a Jewish relief agency helping refugees from Germany, and he became head of the housing section. An officer in the Belgian army, he was mobilized during Germany's 1940 invasion of Belgium and spent the remainder of the war as prisoner of war in Stalag X C-12. After the war ended, Gen. Eisenhower appointed him Military Governor of the Hanover province. Leopold Guttman sailed from Antwerp to the United States on May 10th, 1946, exactly six years after the German invasion of Belgium on board the SS Bartlesville Victory. Four years later he married Helen Zadan on March 28, 1950 and he became a U.S. citizen on August 9, 1951.
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