Meet Ben Lesser
Ben Lesser was born in Krakow Poland in 1928. He had 2 brothers and 2 sisters, his older sister Lola and he are the only remaining survivors out of his immediate family of seven. The rest of his immediate family as well as his extended family who numbered in the hundreds were all slaughtered by the Nazi’s in their willing collaborators.
During those 5 years of living hell on earth, Ben was fortunate to survive several Ghetto’s and concentration camps, including the notorious Auschwitz, Buchenwald, he was liberated in Dachau.
In 1947, Ben arrived to the United States and settled in Los Angeles where he met and then married his wife Jean in 1950. Ben & Jean have been blessed with 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In Los Angeles, Ben became a Realtor and had two successful Real Estate offices, Ben Lesser & Associates. He is past president of the Los Angeles Westside Beverly Hills Brokers Association.
Since 1995, after retiring to Las Vegas, Ben has been devoting his time as a volunteer, speaking in schools and colleges on The Holocaust.
Ben said that he has dedicated his present life to the pursuit of preserving the memory (ZACHOR) in order to prevent the world from contracting AMNESIA.