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The Ephraims and the Neumeyers

From Görlitz to the Kindertransport

A collection of themes related to my ancestors, the Ephraim and Neumeyer families, including:

  • the Ephraims’ endowments of art and public buildings to the Silesian town of Görlitz
  • the catastrophe of their persecution during the Third Reich and death in Theresienstadt
  • the musicianship of the blind composer Hans Neumeyer
  • the letters of Vera Neumeyer
  • the journey by Kindertransport of my mother Ruth and her brother Raimund to a new life in England

Following Ruth’s death in 2012, I have begun my own journey through archives, diaries, letters and conversations to find more.