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Leon Blumenthal: After the Anschluss

Leon Blumenthal describes how his parents fled Austria after the Anschluss, or when it was annexed into Germany in 1938.

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Leon Blumenthal: The Catechism

Leon Blumenthal explains how he learned the Catechism of the Catholic church in school in Lourdes, France, after the war.

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Leon Blumenthal: Buchenwald

Leon Blumenthal describes his brother Gerard's experience in Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.

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Leon Blumenthal: Majdanek

Leon Blumenthal remembers his father, Moses, who was deported to Majdanek extermination camp in Poland and murdered.

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Leon Blumenthal: Bar Mitzvah

Leon Blumenthal describes his bar mitzvah, a Jewish coming of age ritual, at the Grand Synagogue of Paris in the early 1950s.

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Leon Blumenthal: "I couldn't stop laughing."

Leon Blumenthal describes his reunion with his brother, Gerard, after the war.

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Leon Blumenthal: "I had no country."

Leon Blumenthal describes how he was able to immigrate to the United States from France in the 1950s, despite his status as a stateless person.

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Leon Blumenthal: Escape

Leon Blumenthal describes his brother Gerard's escape from the concentration camp in southern France, where they were imprisoned.

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Leon Blumenthal: "My leg was broken."

Leon Blumenthal explains how a concentration camp guard punished him for stealing food.

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Leon Blumenthal: Lourdes, France

Leon Blumenthal describes living conditions in Lourdes, France, where he and his mother, Mania, lived after the war.

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