Leif (Leiba) Wolfberg

Born in Lithuania and making a living in Norway as a violinist. After having been arrested on 3rd April 1942 for several months he was released during the summer and tried to escape to Sweden. While the Swedish authorities allowed his four comrades to cross the boarder, Wolfberg, however, was sent back. Soon afterwards he was arrested in Oslo on 3rd October 1942 and was deported six weeks later to Auschwitz on the ship Monte Rosa, where he survived along with only a few other Jews from Norway. He was rescued with the famous white busses when the Swedish Red Cross evacuated appr. 15.000 prisoners from German concentration camps. Passing by KZ Neuengamme and Denmark Wolfberg’s group reached Sweden on 28th April 1945.

 in Siaulai
 in Oslo