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Leben mit Leo : ein Schicksal im Nationalsozialismus

Memoirs of a German woman from Münster (née Bogatzki, 1903). In 1935 she married Leo Steinweg, a Jew who had converted to Catholicism. In 1938 her husband left Germany for the Netherlands; she joined him several months later. Their plans to emigrate were aborted by the Nazi invasion in May 1940. Friends arranged for them to live in an apartment in Utrecht, where the neighbors were not aware of Leo's existence; Emmy told them that she was a divorced woman, living alone. However, they were denounced and in August 1942 Leo was arrested. He was deported to Auschwitz in November 1942, sent to Gleiwitz for forced labor, and murdered in Flossenbürg in 1945. After the war Emmy returned to live in Münster. (From the Bibliography of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism)
Print Book, German, ©2000
Aschendorff, Münster, ©2000