[Lothar Leyser, Werkdorp Nieuwesluis, Wieringermeer, The Netherlands]
|Location||Nieuwesluis Wieringermeer The Netherlands|
|Dimensions||Image: 12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
Paper: 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
|Print medium||Photo-Gelatin silver|
Lothar Leyser was born in Essen, Germany, in 1920. He married Alice Brigitta Rechnitz, also born in 1920, while living at the Werkdorp, where they had two daughters. Leyser, his wife, and daughters were deported from Amsterdam to Westerbork, a detention and transit camp in the Netherlands, in June 1943. On July 6, 1943, the family was sent to Sobibor extermination camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, where all four were killed three days later, on July 9, 1943.
© Mara Vishniac Kohn
Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn, 2013