Koerner Brothers, Leon, Otto and Walter

KOERNER BROTHERS, Leon (1892–1972), Otto (d 1946) and Walter (1898–1995), were members of a wealthy fourth-generation European lumber dynasty; they fled Czechoslovakia during the Munich Crisis of 1938 shortly before the country was occupied by Nazi troops. Leon and his wife Thea, a celebrated actress, were in VANCOUVER on the N American leg of a six-month world tour at the time and were unable to continue their journey. Within weeks he arranged to buy a small defunct SAWMILL in NEW...

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