Leora Klein : Sunday Salon

Leora Klein

Leora Klein is a freelance writer who teaches eighth grade English in Manhattan. Her essays and articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Sun, The New Jersey Jewish News, The Pennsylvania Gazette, and Yad Vashem’s Martyrdom and Resistance Magazine. She received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in English Literature and Theatre Arts and a MA in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She lives in New York City and no longer accepts her parents’ romantic introductions.


  1. Janos C on May 9th, 2010 7:08 pm

    Hello Leora,

    Thank you for your essay on Lichtenworth. Do you have the address of the building (now parking lot) which was the concentration camp? I’d like to look it up on google map.

    My mother was also interned there. It was her positive spirit that kept her alive. She did not like to talk about her experiences there. When I asked about it she replied;
    “It was not one of the worst camps. Of course there were beatings and hangings – but there were no gas chambers”

    Please email me if you have more details and photos of Lichtenworth.

    Thank you,


  2. susan garfield on September 27th, 2010 11:01 am

    My mother was at the Lichtenworth concentration camp. She survived the camp, but got sick and died on her way home to Budapest. I have been trying to obtain any kind of information about the camp; what they were doing; what was life like there; anything and everything I am greatly interested in finding out.
    If you can help me in any way, I would be forever grateful. Susan Garfield