Leopold "Leo" Rosner (June 26, 1918 – October 10, 2008) was a Polish-born Australian Jewish musician. Rosner survived the Holocaust in concentration camps during World War II by playing his accordion for Nazi guards and officials, earning the attention of Oskar Schindler who likely saved his life. His survival story became known after Australian author Thomas Kenneally's 1982 novel, Schindler's Ark, was adapted into Steven Spielberg's Oscar winning film, Schindler's List. He appeared in the epilogue of the film at the Schindler memorial in Yad Vashem, Israel.
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... Leo Rosner died on October 10, 2008, at the age of 90 of complications from Alzheimer's disease in Melbourne, Australia ... He was survived by his wife, Helen Rosner, who was 84 years old at the time of Leo's death ... Rosner was also survived by his daughters, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren ...
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