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Date:
March 24, 2021 - April 3, 2021
Time:
All Day
Time Details:
Museum hours are Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday.
Location:
Frisco Heritage Museum
Address:
6455 Page Street
Frisco, TX 75034
Contact:
972-292-5665
Cost:
Free
FLEEING TO FRISCO_ (4)
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Heritage Museum Exhibit: Fleeing to Frisco--How One Jewish Family Escaped Nazi Germany and Rebuilt Their Lives

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Leo Wollenreich was a successful cattle trader in Straubing, Germany prior to World War II and was later forced to sell his property and home to an elite Nazi family. Leo was later imprisoned at the Dachau Concentration Camp in 1938. After his escape, he and his wife Irma fled to Portugal and eventually settled in Lebanon, Texas (now known as Frisco.) The exhibit features original handwritten letters by Irma in search of her mother in Germany, family photos, newspaper articles. Judaica, Irma’s original cookbook, and a 300-year-old Shabbat/Shabbos lamp that resided in the family home. The lamp is on loan from Temple Museums, The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Beachwood, Ohio.