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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.
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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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