The presentation I gave explores the lives of two Jewish boys both called Leo, whose families lived in pre-war Bruchsal, in Baden, South West Germany and who both ended up living in the UK after WW2.
The Holocaust shattered Jewish family life in Germany, changing everything. The presentation describes the art of the possible in terms of the stories of their lives, and both Leos have compelling narratives.
Using as illustrations the official records and photographs that have been collected along the way, I shared information about their lives and those of their immediate families, drawing comparisons and highlighting both similarities and differences between them.
Whilst each Leo’s story is memorable, sadly, in Jewish genealogical circles, neither family’s journey is entirely unique. This blog posting contains the handout from my talk and will lead you to the kinds of sources you can find for your own family.
Here is the handout from the talk Handout for The Story of Two Leos by Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE August 2016