Alan, 1926 Alan, 1927
I can remember being remarkably unafraid during these events; remarkable, because I was always terrified of being beaten up and there were certainly instances of boys my age who were rounded up and sent to Dachau at that time.
A brother of my mother was arrested and sentenced to two years in prison on a far-fetched fabricated charge, which he served in Stein a/d Donau, my parents visited him there before their departure, and was immediately transferred to Dachau, where he perished in 1942.
A brother of my father, a Polish citizen, who had arrived in Vienna with a huge family quite suddenly in 1935, to get help from his “rich” brother, was deported to the Polish border shortly before the German attack and was killed in the early days of the war. These particular events affecting Jews of Polish nationality, living in the Reich in 1939 are of course well known and documented.