About Leo Leib Bendel
Yad Vashem, Jerusalem:
Leo Leib Bendel was born in Stryzow in 1868. During the war he was in Wien, Austria. Deported with Transport from unknown place to Buchenwald, on 09/09/1939. Leo was murdered/perished in 1940 in Buchenwald, Camp.
His life (wikipedia.de):
Leo Bendel came in 1900 from Galicia to Berlin and became a tobacco dealer. He was considered well off, lived in Berlin-Dahlem. He acquired in the course of years some paintings and graphics. After the seizure of power by the Nazis, he was discharged cigarettepaper. This because of his Jewish origin and cause to the loss of his position as general agent of the company. Together with his wife Else Bendel, he decided to emigrate and to finance this he sold his art collection during 1935-1937. In the summer of 1937, Leo and Else Bendel went to Vienna. After his emigration Leo decided to register himself as 'catholic'. After the Anschluss Bendel was in the beginning of September 1939 arrested and deported to the Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar. He died there in the spring of 1940.
Else Bendel survived as a Non-Jew under poor conditions in Vienna. She died in September 1957.
Mentioned in books: Leo Bendel is mentioned in the book: Lost Lives, Lost Art: Jewish Collectors, Nazi Art Theft and the Quest for Justice, written by Melissa Muller and Monica Tatzkow. Forword by Ronald Launder.