“The family business was moderately successful, and our family led a reasonably comfortable life in Vienna. We lived at 17/19 Waaggasse in the fourth district, close to the famous open air Naschmarkt, now a huge market.”

“Looking back, I am amazed at how much time I spent travelling around on my own at such a young age in such an unsettled time. Although I was shouted at once or twice, it’s just amazing how normal life appeared to go on, despite the fact that Jewish businesses were being burned.”

“I wish I had asked my mother how it felt to be alone in Vienna at the time of the Anschluss and how she survived the persecution, humiliation, arrest and even suicide of so many of her friends and colleagues. “