Name at birth
Arthur Leiser
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Breslau, Germany
Name of father, occupation
Siegfried Leiser, Tailor
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Rosa Wolff, Homemaker
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents and seven children: Walter, Edith, Arthur, Gertrude, Wilhelm (Willi), Paula, Karl; nephew Hans Roesler, son of Edith
How many in entire extended family?
Approximately 15
Who survived the Holocaust?
Walter, Arthur, and Rudolf
Arthur had a barbershop in Breslau.  He went to Amsterdam to help out his brother Karl. Karl had left Germany for South America but had to return because he contracted malaria.  
When in Holland, Arthur wrote to his brother Rudolf that he had no intention of returning to Germany and that he should sell his barber shop.  From there, Arthur went to Portugal to sail to Montevideo, Uruguay.  He spent the war years in Montevideo, Uruguay
Where did you go after being liberated?
Arthur remained in Montevideo, Uruguay
When did you come to the United States?
Where did you settle?
Detroit, Michigan
How is it that you came to Michigan?
Arthur was sponsored by his brother, Rudolf Leiser
Occupation after the war
When and where were you married?
Montevideo, Uruguay, around 1952
Charlotte Aron Leiser, Secretary at the Jewish Community Center
What do you think helped you to survive?
To be reunited with his family
Biography given by Arthur Leiser’s niece, Roz Leiser
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