Leon Greenman was born in London in 1910. His paternal grandparents were Dutch, and at an early age, after the death of his mother, his family moved to Holland, where Leon eventually settled with his wife, Esther, in Rotterdam. Leon was an antiquarian bookseller, and as such travelled to...
My Family, The Holocaust and Me
Rosemary Schonfeld grew up as the daughter of a Czech immigrant in post-war UK and Canada, unaware of her father’s Jewish identity and of what really happened to his absent relatives. In adulthood she began to feel compelled to find out whether Relly,...
The Memoirs of a Polish Partisan
Bright, Spencer; Mayevski, Florian
Florian's story is unique in many ways. He escaped from a slave labour camp and survived the Polish winter alone as a fugitive in the forests, living in hand-made shelters dug beneath the ground. He fought as a partisan in the Polish...
Schonberger, Paul; Schonberger, Imre
This is an important and unusual story about a small town in Austria and how the locals helped a small group of Hungarian-Jews to survive. The Fahidi family was deported from Hungary by the Nazis in 1944, and put on the cattle trucks bound for Auschwitz. However,...
Experiences of a Jewish Berliner
Peter Prager was born in Berlin and came to Britain via the kindertransports. In The English Teacher from Berlin, he gives a fascinating, vivid account of life in Berlin before, during and after the war, as experienced by German Jews. His account of life once...
A Young Woman's Escape from Nazi-Occupied Poland
Klara Rosenfeld was born in 1924 in Lwow, Poland. This book chronicles her experiences of life under the Soviets, the German occupation, life in the ghetto, her rescue by an Italian soldier and her escape to a convent in Italy. After the war...
The Jewish Refugee Experience through Letters and Stories
Edited by: Joseph, Anne
From the Edge of the World is an anthology of largely unpublished work written by Jewish refugees who came to the UK in the 1930s, fleeing from the threat of Nazism. The idea for this collection was inspired by the...
One Jewish Life
Before WWII there was a thriving Jewish community of some 50,000 people in Thessaloniki, Greece. In 1943, under Nazi occupation, virtually the entire community was deported to Auschwitz extermination camp. That the author, Erika Amariglio, and several members of her family survived is due only to a series of coincidences,...