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(November 15, 2016)

A biography of my parents


Two refugees of the Nazi era share their extraordinary lives through letters and documents

  • Concerns a dangerous intermarriage in Nazi Germany and a last minute escape to Britain with over 100 rescued Jewish boys
  • Graphically highlights the struggles of refugees trying to make new lives in Britain and the fate and courage of those trapped in wartime Germany
  • Exceptional first-hand testaments from two refugees and victims of Nazi persecution in the form of letters, diaries and other documents
  • 82 photographs including rare original documents


Hans Behrendt and Klara Noack married in 1935 Berlin, weeks before the Nazi ban on mixed marriages. They fled to Britain three days before the outbreak of World War II, bringing with them 100 Jewish boys.

I am their daughter and have recorded their story. I have translated, ordered and placed into context the many documents left by my parents. Included are accounts of their early years, of the persecution of my father under the Nazis, and of the lives of my family as refugees during the war in England, as well as letters attesting to the courage and struggle for survival of relatives marooned in wartime Berlin.

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