Leo Michel Abrami was born in Paris, France. He lived with his mother, brother, and grandmother. After the German army invaded France, Leo's mother thought it would be best if he moved to Evron outside of Normandy. There Leo was a hidden Jewish boy avoiding deportation by the Nazis and the Vichy government. Leo remained hidden for two years before the Allied powers liberated France.
After the war was over, Leo continued his education where he became a cantor. He worked in Geneva, Switzerland before traveling to the United States. Leo attended the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati and became an ordained rabbi. From there Leo traveled the world serving in several congregations before settling down in Sun City, Arizona. Rabbi Leo Abrami passed away March 19, 2018 at the age of 86.
Now travel back in time to take the same journey that Leo had during World War II. Learn more about the places and people that Leo interacted with during the war.