Architect Andre (Bundi) Leitersdorf
1905 - 1970
Born on October 2nd, 1905 at Bratislava, Slovakia.
1922 Graduated with honors from a Hebrew high school in Bratislava (trilingual) (Czechoslovakia).
1927 Graduated with honors from the Deutsche Technische Hochschule, Prague with a dual degree in Engineering and Architecture.
1927-1930 Worked in Bratislava for a construction and entrepreneur company Vereinigate Bau A.G. as a planner and manager on various projects: residential, bank, sanitarium and pension.
1930-1939 Worked as an independent architect in Bratislava and Komarno
1936 Married Fini (Adolfina Hess).
1937 Birth of their son, Tommy.
1939 Made Aliyah to Israel with his young family his wife Fini and their son Tommy. They settled in Tel Aviv.
Andre left behind in Bratislava his mother Ada and brother Jugen, who were banished from their house in 1942 to the Majdanek and Sobibor death camps, where they tragically died. Ada was 58 and Juen was 38 at the time.
1939-1945 During WWII, worked as an architect for the British Army in Palestine.
1945 Worked for architect Ze’ev Recher for a year.
1946-1970 Worked independently as partners with Iliya Belzitsman.
1948 Married for the second time, to Gina (Regina Rappaport)
1949 Birth of their son Giora
1950 Birth of their son Eran
Andre passed away on August 16th, 1970, from a cardiac arrest in Tel Aviv at the age of 65.
Personal Identity of Andre, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1926
Andre's student papers, Prague, Mid 20's
Urban villas and buildings designed by Andre as a young architect in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia.
From the late 1920s
About Andre's work, in an Architecture magazine, Czechoslovakia, 1931