Ettie and Leon Steinberg-Irish citizens killed in Auschwitz

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July 22nd, 1937, was Esther Steinberg’s big day. Her wedding to Vogtseck Gluck, a goldsmith from Antwerp, was a smart affair at the Greenville Synagogue just a short walk from her home on the South Circular Road in Dublin.
The men, pillars of Dublin’s Jewish community, wore top hats, while the ladies were decked in their finery.

Ettie, as she was known, was just 22, a good-looking girl about to embark on the excitement and happiness of a new life. After the celebrations ended she set out for Belgium on a journey that was to make her part of the most horrific event the world had known. A little over five years later she, her husband and their three-year-old son, Leon, were murdered in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.

Ettie Steinberg, a young Jewish woman who grew up in Dublin, is the only known Irish citizen (along with her infant…

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