As part of the JFBB 2021, Leon Schwarzbaum was featured in the "Contemporary Witness Talk". He died in Potsdam on Monday night at the age of 101.
Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee:
"It is with great sadness, respect and gratitude that Holocaust survivors around the world bid farewell to their friend, fellow sufferer and companion Leon Schwarzbaum, who in the last decades of his life became one of the most important contemporary witnesses of the Shoah."
We too mourn the loss of Leon Schwarzbaum. At the eyewitness talk, Volker Schlöndorff asked him questions that students from Brandenburg formulated.