By Catherine Porter
He had an idyllic childhood in a small Hungarian town where, it seemed, there was no animosity between the Christian majority and Jews like him. But with the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, Leslie Meisels ended up in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp with his family. In Leslie’s Stamps: A Saga of the Holocaust and Escape to Freedom, award-winning Toronto Star columnist Catherine Porter tells the story of Leslie’s dramatic life through his stamps.
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