Submitted by Holocaust Aware... on Mon, 07/27/2009 - 9:32pm
During the 1930s and 40s, the son of the founder of the Leica camera company, Ernst Leitz II and his daughter smuggled hundreds of Jews out of Germany before the Holocaust by assigning them to their oversea Leitz sales offices in Britain, France, Hong Kong, and the United States.
Submitted by Holocaust Aware... on Wed, 07/22/2009 - 1:21pm
After Kristallnacht, November 9-10, 1938, many Jews in Germany decided it was time to leave because of rising antisemitism. By this time however, nearly five years after Adolf Hitler took power, many Jews had little money and it was increasingly difficult to obtain travel visas which were needed to leave and enter countries.