12 February 2007

Honour for German Leica manufacturer who sent prewar apprentices to US

He was responsible for bringing to the world a high-quality compact camera that changed the face of 35mm photography. But after dogged research by a British rabbi it has emerged that Ernest Leitz II had a secret but possibly greater claim to fame - saving Jews from Nazi persecution in prewar Germany.
Always admired Leica lenses. Always will now.