My father had to report to the Gestapo every week about his immigration and he was in danger if he wouldn’t go away they would take him back (to the concentration camp). So we waited a little bit and they came up with a trip to Shanghai. Shanghai opened, and let the Jews come in. I was included too, my passport was not ready. My parents had to leave. My parents left in 1939, beginning September and they said two weeks later goes a second transport to China, Shanghai and I could be on that boat. But in those two weeks the war broke out. That’s how I was stuck in Germany.
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