"I was living a reasonably tranquil way of life until November 1938. It was then that family life began to fall apart.”

“We sat at a table on the pavement outside because Jews and dogs were not allowed inside the restaurant.”

“I have always been an optimist. I always thought positively and unless things are particularly bad, I don’t see them. I don’t believe there is anything like the antisemitism here that there is in places like Vienna. I once went to see my father’s grave there and they actually had proper guards at the cemetery.”