Posted on November 27, 2011
Injustice was a theme in Conot’s early life that he rarely spoke about but which he repeatedly visited in his books, his daughter said. A native of Austria, he was a child of the Kindertransport. In 1938, when he was 9, he climbed aboard a train — and never saw his parents again. His father, a lawyer, died in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, and his mother, a professional violinist, perished at Auschwitz, Conot’s family said.