Dr. med. Max Leffkowitz

Dr. med. Max Leffkowitz was born in Sensburg (former East Prussia) on 22 February 1901. He began working as a doctor in the Berlin-Moabit municipal hospital in 1925. He was dismissed on 22 March 1933 because of his Jewish background and membership in the Association of Socialist Doctors. On 1 April 1933, the day of the boycott of Jewish businesses and doctors, he was brought to the SA Prison in General-Pape-Strasse. After his release he and his family emigrated on 9 May 1933 to Israel, where he continued to practise as a physician. Max Leffkowitz died in Tel Aviv on 30 November 1971.