Given name: Leon Family name: Neusztadt

  • YES
  • Male
  • Leon
  • Neusztadt
  • 1942
  • The head of the Joint (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee), responsible for child care, a Centos (Central Organization for Orphan Care) activist. He was taking part in rescuing operations in the first weeks of the war, as a member of the Steering Committee (he was its president). This committee brought together all the representatives of all social organisations. His first wife died from a German bomb and he was wounded. He didn't play a big role in the ghetto. He was so depressed over his war experience, that he couldn't take care of the children. He was arrested with his second wife - Klara Segalowicz a few days before the first liquidation action, under pretext of being foreign citizens with false passports. They were taken to Pawiak and shot there with a group of other Jews by firing squad.

  • activists
  • str.54,55,94,95