Lennie Cujé

Lennie Cujé was born in Giessen, Germany the first day of 1933. By the end of WWII, he had been in a sanitarium, spent years in a specialty school for music prodigies, been trained to operate a machine gun as a member of the Hitler Youth, and was a refugee who walked 500 miles to return to his family. Lennie carried two suitcases with him on this journey across post-war Germany, suitcases he brought with him on his journey to the United States as a 17 year old in January 1950, and suitcases he maintains to this day, as they contain mementos from his life as an accomplished vibraphone player.