Untold history: a trunk unlocks family’s Holocaust secrets


Untold history: a trunk unlocks family’s Holocaust secrets

Inside were the possessions of Jewish parents who had sent it to South America ahead of a planned escape from the Nazis

Luke Mintz

Like many of those with direct experience of the Holocaust, Peter Urbach’s parents rarely discussed the war.

Raised in Kensington, west London, Urbach was the child of Jewish refugees who had fled to Britain from Germany in the 1930s.

His mother, Eva, arrived as a teenager on the Kindertransport, the British rescue mission that saved almost 10,000 Jewish children from the hands of the Nazis...

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