Zemelman, Leo

Leo Zemelman was born in Wloclawek, Poland where he lived with his parents and six siblings. Shortly after the German invasion of Poland Leo was separated from his family and spent the next four years in a series of labor camps and factories including Posen (Poznan), Auschwitz, Buchenwald and the Krupp factory in Essen. He was liberated by American troops on April 28, 1945 while en route to another camp. He emigrated to the United States in 1950 where he later met and married his wife Rose.

Of Blessed Memory
1920 – 1999


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