Leica Helped Jews Escape Nazi Germany (VIDEO)

Ever heard of the Leica Freedom Train? We hadn’t either until we saw this compelling video by that same name on YouTube.

Everyone now knows about “Schindler’s List” thanks to the Steven Speilberg movie but less have heard of Ernst Leitz II, heir to the founder of the Leica company, and his daughter Elsie Kuehn-Leitz, who helped many German Jews get reassigned overseas after Hitler came to power. Some of Leitz’ Jewish employees were assigned to sales offices in New York City.

Fascinating stuff.  (Read more about the story here.)

Via Helen Oster’s Twitter feed.

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