Posted on November 13, 2021
With its frayed leather cover and well-thumbed pages, it is an ordinary German-to-English dictionary.
But for one of the last Jewish children to flee Vienna after the Nazis took power, this was a vital tool for her new life in Britain. The book, on show in a new exhibition on the Kindertransport, belonged to Susanne Perl.
Born Susanne Spritzer, she carried it with a ticket onto the train that brought her safely out of Austria, before she found a temporary new home in Edinburgh.