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I. Childhood in Hungary
The Jewish community itself was well represented with three synagogues and a mix of both Orthodox and Conservative Jews. I was brought up in a very Orthodox way. My grandfather, on my mother's side was a very religious man. He was one of the officials in the synagogue and led a very religious life.

The first years of my education were in a Jewish day school. Even though the school was Jewish, my formal learning of Hebrew took place in another institution after school. The fact that the principal was a friend of my father did not bode well for me, and I can recall several lickings received at the hands of the schoolmaster. After attending the Jewish school, my education continued at a regular government school. My father hired a private tutor to teach my sister and I English. My dad was very well educated and thought it was important for us to learn English.     
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Synagogue
A place of worship for Jewish people.
Leslie's Map
I. Childhood in Hungary
II. Into the Ghetto
III. The Concentration Camps
IV. At Liberation
V. Refugee Life
VI. A Home in Canada
VII. Reflections
Hebrew
An ancient Canaanite language of the Hebrews traditionally used in prayer. It has been revived as the official language of the State of Israel.