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Prinz, Leonhard Israel (Engels)

  • Born 25-12-1919 in Allenstein, Germany.
  • Deceased 31-05-1945 in Bergen-Belsen, Germany *
  • Parents Ernst Prinz en Rahel Blumenthal.

Leonhard came in January 1939 from Bielefeld through the flight school Teuge into the Netherlands. He was a Palestine-pioneer from the Deventer Association.

He came in January 1939 as farmers pupil to the Snuverink family at Hasselo No. 54 municipality Weerselo.

In February 1940 he moved to Brummen and shortly thereafter to Deventer. He lived there at the Beth Chaloets house on the Papenstraat. This house was run by the Deventer Association for vocational training for Palestine pioneers.

Leonhard was through Westerbork deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp on November 6, 1942. He was transported to the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen on March 15, 1944.

* It appears he has survived the war. According to the ‘Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database’ he was liberated from the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen.

Memorial ‘De Korenbloem’ at the Papenstraat in Deventer.

All Palestine-pioneers in the municipality Weerselo

(Dutch version)

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Prinz Leonhard