My family after the Holocaust: ‘The urge to draw a line under the past is strong’

My family after the Holocaust: ‘The urge to draw a line under the past is strong’
 

‘Go and get back what was taken from us,” my eldest daughter said as I left the house to meet my brother at the German embassy in London. We had to attend in person to receive our naturalisation certificates, and I had little notion of just how powerful a moment this would prove to be.
My mother, Eva, was seven when her family left Berlin in 1939. They were assimilated Jews, born in Germany, with a business, friends and family. My grandfather, Emil, was arrested on Kristallnacht and taken to Dachau concentration camp. He was released weeks later with scarlet fever after my grandmother,... read more

 
10 March 2018 in Lifestyle, Views: 44
Source: Guardian
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