Fate Unknown Series: The Power of Words by Survivor Leslie Kleinman

The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London

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Event location:
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square Marylebone WC1B 5DP
When:Event passed!
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Mon 30th Apr 2018

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Workshops & Talks
Where:The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:13:30 - 15:00
Admission:Free, booking essential.

About the event

Leslie (Lázár) Kleinman was born on 29th May 1929 in Ambud, a small village near Satu Mare in Romania, into an Orthodox Jewish family. He had four brothers and three sisters and his father was a Rabbi. The family's peaceful world was first disrupted when Hungary occupied this area in 1940. Worse was to come in 1944 when Germany invaded Hungary, arriving in Ambud on Shabbat. His father was deported. In April 1944, the rest of Leslie’s family were forced to enter the ghetto, where they were held for a month. From the ghetto, Leslie and his family were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Although Leslie was only fourteen, he said that he was older and was selected for work. He was separated from the rest of his family who were all taken straight to the gas chamber with the exception of one sister.

Part of the Wiener Library’s Fate Unknown exhibition series, this daytime talk will feature Mr Kleinman, who will speak about his experiences during the Holocaust and his story of survival, including his time in the Kloster Indersdorf children’s centre run by the UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and learning about the fate of his family after the war.

Mr Kleinman was recognized for his service to Holocaust education in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List.

Official Link: https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=374



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