Posted on September 21, 2021
Erika’s father was a decorated First World War veteran who, along with his wife, had converted from Judaism to Catholicism. Her parents shielded Erika from her Jewish ancestry and sent her to a convent school. Then, in May 1939, Erika’s parents told her the family were emigrating but that she would have to go in advance while they put their affairs in order. Erika, then 10, did not realise she was being placed in Kindertransport. Neither did she realise she would never see her parents again.