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Leo Bretholz

Holocaust survivor

Leo Bretholz (March 6, 1921 – March 8, 2014) was an Austrian writer and holocaust survivor. In 1942, he escaped from a train heading for Auschwitz.[1] He has also written a book on his experiences, titled Leap into Darkness.

Leo Bretholz
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Born(1921-03-06)March 6, 1921
DiedMarch 8, 2014(2014-03-08) (aged 93)
Spouse(s)Florine Cohen (m. 1952–2009; her death)

Bretholz died in Pikesville, Maryland from natural causes, aged 93.


  1. Shaver, Katherine (March 9, 2014). "Opposition to Maryland rail line bidder raises questions about accountability for Holocaust". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 9, 2014.

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